Police believe a father killed his wife and their teenage son before taking his own life at their home in McClean, Virginia.Father Hong Chen, mother Shirley Zhou and their 16-year-old son James Wenjie Chen were found shot dead in their $1.2million property on Friday.
Fairfax County police believe Chen, 52, gunned down Zhou, 48 before killing their son who was a sophomore in high school.
The couple had a daughter who attends the University of Virginia according to WUSA9.
In a statement on Facebook, Fairfax police wrote: 'Detectives believe this to be a domestic-related incident and that there is no threat to the community.'
The family was found in the wealthy neighborhood where their house is worth approximately $1.2million.
The three were discovered dead inside their home in an affluent suburb of Washington DC, and police are calling the deaths 'suspicious.'
The bodies were found on a property in the 1300 block of Windy Hill Road in McClean, Virginia, which is home to many high-ranking government officials, members of the US Congress and prominent businessmen.
In a press briefing held near the scene of the incident, officer Meghan Hawkins, with the Fairfax County Police Department, said that officers were sent to the home at around 12.30pm after a family member came by to check on the residents, having been unable to reach them by phone.
The person saw what appeared to be a body through a window and called 911, reported WJLA.
Officers who responded to the scene entered the sprawling home with wood siding and discovered inside three unresponsive victims.
Neighbors tell the Washington Post a family with children had lived in the home for about four years, including an elementary school-aged child and an older sibling who attended high school.
Father 'shot his wife and son, 16, dead before turning the gun on himself' in their $1.2million home in a wealthy DC suburb Snejana Farberov Kaileen Gaul Dailymail.com 29 January 2017