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4 found dead at home in Indiana after report of shots fired

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The bodies of four people were found in a northeastern Indiana home following a report of shots being fired inside the residence, authorities said.

Law enforcement responded about 9 p.m. Monday and medics confirmed that the four were dead in Allen County, just northwest of Fort Wayne, sheriff’s Cpl. Adam Griffith said at the scene.

Police said in a news release that officers who were dispatched to the home on a report of gunshots being fired inside entered “after observing multiple people down inside the residence through a window.”

One person described as a witness was uninjured, Griffith said, and investigators interviewed that person.

The investigation was in the preliminary stages Monday night, Griffith said. But authorities didn’t believe there was any current danger to the public and police said in the news release that they were “not looking for any suspects at this time.”

Circumstances of the deaths weren’t immediately given.

Additional information was expected to be released Tuesday. A message seeking additional details on the deaths was left for the Allen County Sheriff’s Department by The Associated Press.

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