Five people were found shot to death, including a toddler, at a house in the Phoenix suburb of Gilbert on Wednesday afternoon.
Police initially described the incident as a murder-suicide but later backed away from that characterization. Gilbert Police Sgt. Bill Balafas told The Times that police had responded to reports of a domestic dispute and shots fired. When officers arrived, he said, they found four bodies and a mortally wounded young girl. The child died later at a local hospital, he said.
Balafas said officers believe the deaths came as a result of domestic violence. Two handguns and a shotgun were found inside the home, he said.