Phoenix, Arizona emergency crews responded on Wednesday to a “hazardous” situation at a house. When they arrived, five people were found dead.
Operators received the call regarding the situation close to 7th Avenue/North Avenue shortly after 8 a.m.
On Wednesday morning, Captain Todd Keller from the Phoenix Fire Department stated that crews arrived on the scene to respond to a “hazardous” situation at 8:11 AM. The crews entered the house and found multiple deceased.
Keller could not confirm the victims’ numbers or the sex of the victims as the scene was still being assessed.
Homes adjacent to the property were evacuated out of concern.
Fox station KSAZ-TV reported two adults and three children were found dead in the house. Phoenix Police Department public information officer, Sgt. Melissa Soliz, Phoenix Police Department public information officer, stated to reporters that the deceased showed obvious signs of trauma. However, a suspect is not suspected.
Soliz stated that reporters were not allowed to release the number of victims inside the building before hazmat crews could assess the risk factors. Once the inside is safe, police investigators will begin to piece together the events.
Southwest Gas shut down the lines to the house as a precaution. However, there were no gas leaks inside.
The names of the victims have not been released and an investigation is ongoing.
Soliz stated that “this is an extremely tragic circumstance for all involved, from firefighters to our officers.” “Everyone at the scene will be affected: extended family members and family members. This is a tragedy for all of the community.