Woman, 3 Children Found Dead After West Michigan Shooting

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Photo credit Kent County Sheriff personnel investigate the scene of a fatal shooting on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, near Cedar Springs, Mich. Authorities say several people, including children, have been fatally shot at a property in western Michigan. (Neil Blake/MLive.com/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
By WWJ Newsradio 950

SOLON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WWJ/AP) - Authorities say three children and a woman were found dead of apparent gunshot wounds at a home in western Michigan.

Kent County Sheriff Michelle LaJoye-Young says authorities responded Monday to a property near Cedar Springs, a community about 30 miles north of Grand Rapids. She says someone discovered the bodies and called 911.

LaJoye-Young said the three children were elementary school-aged and younger but declined to provide further information about the victims' relationships to one another. A report by WOOD-TV identified the victims as 28-year-old Aubrianne Moore and sisters Alaina, 2; Cassidy, 6; and Kyrie, 8. Family members say Moore was the girls' mother.

LaJoye-Young called the scene "a horrific thing to be called to" and said "my heart goes out to the families involved here and the community."

Authorities don't believe there is a shooter at large. Police are investigating the shooting as a possible murder-suicide. Neighbors are being asked to provide any home surveillance footage they may have of the hours leading up to the shooting. 

An investigation is ongoing.