Authorities said a couple and their two children were found murdered in their home in Western Kentucky.
Police said in a statement that Kentucky State Police soldiers heeded the shooting call and found four bodies in Mayfield’s home. Autopsies had been scheduled.
Media reported that Graves County coroner Brad Jones identified the deceased as Kyle Milliken, his wife Ashley, and their two boys, ages 13 to 8.
There is no danger to the public, but the police refused to disclose further details.
The family’s pastor, Chad Lamb of Grace Life Church in Mayfield said he is in shock.
“Our society is feeling sad now,” he said. “We need to love each other. We need each other’s help. We have to understand that we never know what people are going through.”