ABINGTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A family of five was found dead in their home in Abington on Monday.
Police came the home on Centre Avenue around 7:30 a.m. after receiving a 911 call from a family member reporting a medical emergency.
Upon arrival, officers found the bodies of two adults, the father and mother, as well as the bodies of 9-year-old twins and and an 11-year-old girl.
Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz said at a press conference Monday that "all the deaths appear to be the result of gunshot wounds" and that this "appears to be an isolated incident and there does not appear to be a threat to public safety."
"There's not a lot of answers to a heck of a lot of questions, and people are going to wonder why...does this happen," Cruz said. "I don't proclaim to have any answers to that. I just think this is a terrible event and that obviously we need to try to do something or reach out to people who need help better than what's been going on."
The initial investigation showed that there was no history of domestic violence at the home.
Abington Public Schools said they are making grief counseling available to all students.
“We are heartbroken to share with you that...an Abington family, died unexpectedly last night," the school district said in a statement. "There are three young students of this family in our district."
In response to the deaths, Abington schools are offering grief and loss counseling to students.
The statement also included a pamphlet to help parents talk to their children about death.
WBZ NewsRadio's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports
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