5 dead in ‘horrendous’ stabbings at Loganville, Georgia home

PUBLISHED Thu, July 06, 2017 - 8:02am EDT

One man and four young children have been found stabbed to death at a home in the U.S. state of Georgia, local officials say. The man's wife and mother of the children has been taken into custody. (more)

The incident happened on early Thursday morning when officers were called to a stabbing at a home on Emory Lane in Loganville. Upon arrival, officers located the bodies of five people, including four young children.

Loganville is about 29 miles (47 kilometers) northeast of Atlanta.

In addition to those killed, a fifth child was rushed to an area hospital with serious injuries, according to the Gwinnett County Police Department. The man's wife and mother of the children was detained at the scene.

"Specifics on the ages of the children or a motive for this horrendous crime is still unknown," police spokesperson Michele Pihera said in a brief statement. "Homicide detectives and the Crime Scene Unit have been dispatched."

Other details were not immediately available.

  Loganville, GA     





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