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Shots fired inside Thornton residence, 3 found dead inside

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THORNTON, Colo. -- Three people were found dead in a Thornton residence late Sunday evening, police said.

Thornton police have not yet released a cause of death for the victims, but they indicated that evidence suggests the incident was a double-murder suicide. No suspects were being sought in the case.

Thornton police said they were called to a townhome located at 9318 Welby Road Terrace, which is just southwest of Thornton Parkway and Colorado Boulevard, around 9 p.m.

Witnesses told police they heard multiple gunshots come from inside the home, police said.

When officers arrived on scene, they forced their way into the residence and discovered a man and two women dead inside.  The coroner's office will determine the cause of death.

However, police tweeted about what the evidence at the scene appeared to suggest Monday night.

Wanda Frazier says John Fletchall was her son’s best friend. “He would give you the shirt off his back,” she says of Fletchall.

Frazier stopped by the home on Welby Road Terrace in Thornton, which is still wrapped in crime scene tape Monday, saying that Fletchall was one of three people who was found dead by police Sunday night.

She says Fletchall and his wife were two of the three people found inside, but she didn’t know the identity third person.

Thornton Police say the alleged weapon was found in the home;  they are not looking for any suspects.

The Adams Co. Coroner’s Office could officially release names of the three people on Tuesday.

Police are seeking any witnesses who may have information regarding the incident.


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