It's the most shocking and disturbing type of story that anyone with a family can read:
According to the Associated Press, there was an octuple murder in Utah on the evening of Jan. 4.
Eight family members, five of whom were children, were found dead from gunshot wounds inside an Enoch, Utah, home on Wednesday evening.
The bodies were discovered after officers entered the home to perform a welfare check.
No details for the murders were released, other than the fact that police have no known motives for the deaths.
Enoch is a small town of about 8,000 people located approximately 250 miles south of Salt Lake City.
City officials released a statement:
Each of the victims appeared to sustained gunshot wounds. At this time, we do not believe there is a threat to the public or that there are any suspects at large.
Enoch city manager Rob Dobson held a press conference, at which he said:
We all know this family; many of us have served with them in church, and community, and gone to school with these individuals. And so this community at this time is hurting, they’re feeling loss, they are feeling pain, they have a lot of questions which is natural.