Three Dead in District Heights Shooting

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    Three people died in what police are calling a likely double homicide and suicide in District Heights Friday. News4's Jackie Bensen reports. (Published Friday, Aug 15, 2014)

    Three people died in what police are calling a likely double homicide and suicide in District Heights Friday.

    Prince George's County police responded to the 1500 block of Addison Road South around 5 p.m.

    Officers forced their way into the home, where they found two people suffering from severe gunshot wounds and a woman dead.

    The injured man and woman were hospitalized, but pronounced dead several hours later. 

    One Dead in District Heights Triple Shooting

    [DC] One Dead in District Heights Triple Shooting
    News4's Jackie Bensen reports live from District Heights, where police say one person died in a triple shooting. (Published Friday, Aug 15, 2014)

    Preliminarily, Prince George's County Police say they believe the man shot the two women then turned the gun on himself. 

    News4's Jackie Bensen spoke to the aunt of one of the victims, who said her niece's mother passed away just last week.

    "You feel for the family that was here to make arrangements for one thing and now you gotta do [funerals] for two people," one neighbor said.

    Prince George's County officers remained on scene throughout the evening gathering evidence and reconstructing the scene.

    Stay with NBCWashington on-air and online as this story develops.