Carrollton police are investigating the deaths of three people after they responded to a house fire Saturday afternoon, officials confirm to NBC 5.
Clouds of white smoke escaped from the roof of a home at the 3900 hundred block of Alto Avenue.
“At times you couldn’t even see them because of the smoke. You could hear them cutting into the roof,” said neighbor Dean Straw.
He said he’s lived in the area 40 years and says it’s a quiet, peaceful neighborhood.
Shortly after 4 p.m. officers responded to smoke coming from the home.
Neighbor Lisa Goddard, said firefighters and police officers swarmed around the home, telling neighbors to get away from the smoke and flames.
Firefighters arrived at the house where it was already on fire. As they worked to put it out, firefighters discovered three adults dead inside.
Neighbors say a family lived here.
“The son and the father live here, and the mother,” said Lisa Goddard.
Officials found a 51-year-old woman and a 77-year-old man who both had signs of trauma. A 53-year-old man was also found dead with a gunshot wound to the head. All three victims are related, police confirm. All are unidentified at this time.
Though it appears the victims died before the spread of the fire, investigators said they are still working to determine their exact causes of death.
Carrollton police report that the initial evidence indicates this was an isolated family incident and there is no threat to the greater public.
This story is developing.