December 25, 2005

Five found shot to death in Virginia suburb

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five people were shot to death on
Sunday in an apparent murder-suicide at two homes in suburban
Fairfax County, outside Washington, D.C., police said.

Officers found the bodies of three men and one woman in the
county's upscale Great Falls area after responding to reports
of gunfire, said officer Richard Henry, a Fairfax County Police
Department spokesman.

An investigation led to a woman's body at a house about
eight miles away in McLean, he said. The victims were not
immediately identified.

The Washington Post, citing police sources, said a
27-year-old man killed his mother at her McLean home and then
killed three other people in Great Falls before taking his own