SEATTLE, WA- A tragic incident unfolded in Seattle over the weekend, as authorities discovered the bodies of two adults, two children, and a dog in a residential home. Police found them at the house after responding to reports of a shooting and subsequent house fire. The Seattle Police Department reported that officers arrived at the scene on Saturday morning to find the house ablaze and its entrances barricaded.
The surrounding neighborhood was promptly evacuated as firefighters battled the flames. It took them approximately 45 minutes to extinguish the fire, after which they made the grim discovery of the victims’ bodies within the residence. The identities and ages of the victims have yet to be disclosed.
In the midst of the tragedy, an 11-year-old girl managed to escape the burning house with minor injuries. She was able to call for help, and she reportedly received immediate medical attention from emergency personnel on the scene.
Upon entering the home, first responders found the bodies of two adults, a child, an infant, and a dog, according to a joint statement by Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz and Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins at a news conference. The relationship between the young survivor and the victims has not been confirmed by authorities.
The cause of death for the victims remains undetermined at this time. “Our hearts and prayers are with the child that is alive as well as those that are deceased,” Diaz expressed, emphasizing the department’s commitment to ensuring the child’s recovery. The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing, with authorities working tirelessly to piece together the events that led up to the fatal incident.