Seven people were shot dead in a California country house that police say houses illegal marijuana cultivation.
The victims were found just after midnight Labor Day inside Agwanga residence in the unregistered Riverside County.
According to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, investigators have found more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana and several hundred marijuana plants on site.
The Riverside County Police Department confirmed that six of the seven victims had already died of gunshot wounds when representatives arrived, and a seriously injured woman was taken to a district hospital where she later died, the Tribune newspaper reported.
Although no suspect has been identified or arrested, a press release was attributed to the censor. Richard Carroll stated that the killings appeared to be “a single incident, and there is no threat to the general public”.
The names and descriptions of the victims were not immediately revealed.