6 family members dead in murder-suicide in Chesapeake

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Six Family Members Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide in Virginia

Chesapeake, Va. (WTKR) -- Six family members were killed during a murder-suicide on Wednesday.

Officers responded to a home in the 2300 block of Wildwood Road around 3:30pm to check on the welfare of a person and found them dead inside.

The investigation led officers to another home nearby at the intersection of North George Washington Highway and Wintergreen Drive.

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At that home, officers found an armed man barricaded inside.

Negotiations took place for several hours before officers finally entered the home and discovered five people dead, including the armed man.

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