Five bodies were found in a family home in Illyria, Ohio.
Officials said they believed 44-year-old John Nelson had shot and killed his wife and three children before shooting himself and dying of suicide.
The children were 12, 10 and 6 years old.
The family dog was also found dead in the building.
Renita Hubbard, the family’s neighbor, said she heard what seemed to be fireworks exploding.
She said she has lived in the neighborhood for 28 years and wishes she had called the police as soon as she heard the sounds.
“As I tell everyone, I am the curious neighbor who watches everything, but I haven’t seen this.” Hubbard said Wednesday “If I had known, you know, I would have called yesterday.
Law enforcement was first alerted to something wrong after Nelson didn’t show up for work Wednesday morning. A co-worker went home to check on Nelson, and the colleague discovered shell casings from the front door. Call the police.
Officials said they had no motive yet, and the investigation was underway.
They were a model family. “They kept the three kids busy.” They were playing baseball, volleyball, soccer and ballet. There were two boys and a girl, the wife was a nurse, and he worked on the road in a plastic bag factory, and he lived here all his life “.
A family member, known as Ben Runyon, said the family was confused
I know they were trying to get out of this neighborhood and move to the country somewhere, and he just wanted to stay busy with the kids and keep them out of trouble. ”So none of that makes sense. We just lost. “
According to the news station, a neighbor said she had seen the couple arguing outside recently but hadn’t thought of anything.