Four found fatally shot inside Prince William County, Va., home

Four people were found fatally shot inside a home in Prince William County, Va., on Monday afternoon in a “domestic related” incident, county police said.

Prince William County Police Chief Peter Newsham said investigators were questioning a man in connection with the killings — though no one had been charged — and had recovered a gun believed to have been used.

Officers responded to the 5200 block of Mansfield Court in the Woodbridge area at 4:32 pm for a shooting, police said. They found the scene “unsecured” and conducted a welfare check, police said.

Officers found two men and two women in different areas of the home with gunshot wounds. Each of the four victims was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Police have not yet released their identities, pending notification of family.

“We believe it’s domestic in nature,” Newsham said in an interview, adding that the incident “appears to be isolated to this house.”

Newsham said that soon after arriving on the scene, officers stopped a person of interest who was on foot in the area. The person of interest, a man, was speaking with detectives, police said, but had not been charged with any crimes.

Newsham said all four of the victims lived in the home, though they were not all related. The person of interest, he said, had some kind of connection with someone who lived in the home.

Police said there was no ongoing threat.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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