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Authorities: Mom and 3 Children Found Dead in Indiana House Fire Were Shot

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A House fire in southern Indiana killed a mom and three children, all of whom were shot.

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Indiana Mom and Three Kids Lose Lives in House Fire, All Shot

Authorities say a house fire in southern Indiana killed a mom and three children, all of whom were shot. The victims were 35-year-old Naomi Briner and her children, 12-year-old Adelia, 8-year-old Leland, and 6-year-old Iyla. Indiana State Police spokesperson Sgt. Stephen Wheeles offered these data in a Wednesday press release.

First responders received a call to a burning residence near Madison, Ohio. Despite rescue efforts, all four victims died on the spot. Sgt. Wheeles told the public that there is no safety issue while the inquiry into their deaths continues.

The authorities initially withheld the victims’ names until the Jefferson County coroner’s office could identify them. Sgt. Wheeles had previously stated that autopsies to determine death reasons would be held in Hamilton County, Ohio, 80 miles from Jefferson County.

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Ongoing Probe Reveals Gunshot Wounds in House on Fire Tragic Incident

After additional investigation, Sgt. Wheeles reported on Wednesday that all four people found in the apartment had gunshot wounds. The autopsy results and cause of death were not released.

Sgt. Wheeles stressed that the investigation is ongoing and that the public is safe. The neighborhood is horrified and devastated as officials investigate the deaths of Naomi Briner and her three children.

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