LENNOX, S.D. — Authorities suspect murder-suicide in the deaths of three family members found shot in a home in Lennox.

Lincoln County Sheriff Dennis Johnson says a man, a woman and an 8-year-old boy were found in the home Tuesday morning.

Johnson says the three are related. The Argus Leader reports he told reporters evidence “very strongly suggests” a murder-suicide.

Johnson says the public is not in danger and that crime scene is contained to the house. He says a handgun was found at the scene and at least six shots were fired. The sheriff says dispatchers got a call from a relative about 10 a.m.

Schools in Lennox were locked down briefly after the shooting.

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