Four dead in apparent murder-suicide in Weld County

A police officer works at the scene of an apparent murder-suicide, which officials say left four dead inside a home, according to officials, in Longmont, Colo., Tuesday Dec. 18, 2012. Weld County sheriff’s spokesman Tim Schwartz says dispatchers heard the woman who called 911 scream “No, no, no,” and then they heard a gunshot. Schwartz says a man grabbed the phone and said he was going to kill himself, and dispatchers heard another shot. Enlarge photo

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A police officer works at the scene of an apparent murder-suicide, which officials say left four dead inside a home, according to officials, in Longmont, Colo., Tuesday Dec. 18, 2012. Weld County sheriff’s spokesman Tim Schwartz says dispatchers heard the woman who called 911 scream “No, no, no,” and then they heard a gunshot. Schwartz says a man grabbed the phone and said he was going to kill himself, and dispatchers heard another shot.

LONGMONT, Colo. - A man shot three people before turning the gun on himself in this rural area northwest of Denver early Tuesday morning, investigators say.

A 911 operator received a call at about 4 a.m. from a woman who blurted out the address of a home in the 400-space LongView mobile home park, investigators say.

“The dispatcher heard ‘No, no, no,’ and then gunshots,” said Sgt. Tim Schwartz with the Weld County Sheriff’s Office. “A male party then picks up the phone and says he’s going to kill himself. The dispatcher hears another gunshot.”

Deputies raced to the trailer home where they found two men and two women dead inside.

The gunshots woke neighbor Manuel Nunez, 58, who ran into the living room to see what had happened. Nunez’s home backs onto an open lot across the street from the cream-colored mobile home where the shooting happened.

“I heard pop, pop, pop,” Nunez said. “I looked out the window but I didn’t see nothing.”

Schwartz said investigators are still seeking a motive and the identities of the four dead. He says more information about the incident would be released later Tuesday.

“It’s heartbreaking,” he said. “It’s just tough all the way around.”

According to deputies, three of the victims were adults. Their exact ages are unknown at this time.

A press briefing was planned for later Tuesday.

Hughes also reports for the Fort Collins (Colo.) Coloradoan

Neighborhood residents talk amid crime-scene tape at the scene of an apparent murder-suicide, which officials say left four dead inside a home, according to officials, in Longmont, Colo., Tuesday Dec. 18, 2012.  Weld County sheriff’s spokesman Tim Schwartz says dispatchers heard the woman who called 911 scream “No, no, no,” and then they heard a gunshot. Schwartz says a man grabbed the phone and said he was going to kill himself, and dispatchers heard another shot. Enlarge photo

AP Photo/Brennan Linsley

Neighborhood residents talk amid crime-scene tape at the scene of an apparent murder-suicide, which officials say left four dead inside a home, according to officials, in Longmont, Colo., Tuesday Dec. 18, 2012. Weld County sheriff’s spokesman Tim Schwartz says dispatchers heard the woman who called 911 scream “No, no, no,” and then they heard a gunshot. Schwartz says a man grabbed the phone and said he was going to kill himself, and dispatchers heard another shot.

Police work behind a cordon of crime scene tape, at the scene of an apparent murder-suicide, which officials say left four dead inside a home, according to officials, in Longmont, Colo., Tuesday Dec. 18, 2012. Weld County sheriff’s spokesman Tim Schwartz says dispatchers heard the woman who called 911 scream “No, no, no,” and then they heard a gunshot. Schwartz says a man grabbed the phone and said he was going to kill himself, and dispatchers heard another shot. Enlarge photo

AP Photo/Brennan Linsley

Police work behind a cordon of crime scene tape, at the scene of an apparent murder-suicide, which officials say left four dead inside a home, according to officials, in Longmont, Colo., Tuesday Dec. 18, 2012. Weld County sheriff’s spokesman Tim Schwartz says dispatchers heard the woman who called 911 scream “No, no, no,” and then they heard a gunshot. Schwartz says a man grabbed the phone and said he was going to kill himself, and dispatchers heard another shot.