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Police: 3 Dead in Shooting at Fairfax County Home

As many as 10 people, including several children, were at the home at the time

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    Police: 3 Dead in Fairfax County

    Three people died in a shooting in Springfield, Virginia, police say. News4's Derrick Ward reports. (Published Sunday, March 3, 2019)

    Three people died in a shooting at a home in Fairfax County, Virginia, Saturday night, police say.

    Police got the call for a shooting in the 8600 block of Cromwell Drive in Springfield about 11:45 p.m.

    Officers found 45-year-old Santos Vladimir Ralda, his wife Floridalma Youlanda Perez Diaz, 40, and 20-year-old Nathanael Owen Cooper dead inside the home.

    Fairfax County police said, preliminarily, it appears the three got into an argument and Ralda shot Diaz and Cooper before shooting himself.

    Detectives believe as many as 10 people, including several children, were at the home at the time of the shooting.

    "My mom is babysitting my 2-year-old. So, when I come in there's a cop car in my driveway — I'm thinking what in the world happened here," neighbor Bobby Bancroft said. "So right as I pulled up she called me. She said, 'Bobby just to let you know there's a couple loud bangs. Everything's fine here.'"

    Neighbors told News4 the family that lives at the home had only lived there for a couple of months and they were renovating the home. 

    Police said there is no threat to the community.

    Stay with News4 and NBCWashington.com for updates to this developing story.

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