Polk County

PCSO, DA at scene of possible double murder/suicide

A one-block area of West Dove street in the Escapees subdivision is blocked off while investigators search for evidence after a couple was found dead in their home. A neighbor and close friend said they had been shot by their son.

The Express is withholding the identities of the victims pending family notifications.

Investigators from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney Lee Hon remained on the scene as a 5 p.m. Saturday.

Friends and neighbors who gathered a short distance away from the residence said they heard what sounded like an explosion or gunfire in the early afternoon. Law enforcement has been been here since about 10 a.m. Saturday.

A family pet is being cared for by an animal control officer.

We will post updates to this breaking news as they become available.

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