A family of four — two adults and two children — staying in a West Des Moines home were found dead of apparent gunshot wounds Saturday morning, police said.
Chandrasekhar Sunkara,44, Lavanya Sunkara, 41, a 15-year-old boy and a 10-year-old boy were all found dead inside the home after “one of the survivors ran outside looking for help” and found someone to call 911, according to the West Des Moines Police Department.
“This tragedy will impact family, friends, co-workers, anyone that new this family” Sergeant Dan Wade said in a statement. “We are continuing to work through this investigation. We will follow through until we have answered as many questions as the evidence allows. We are confident, though, that there is no continuing threat to the community.”
Chandrasekhar Sunkara had worked in the technical services bureau at the Iowa Department of Public Safety for the past 11 years, according to the Des Moines Register.
No suspects or motive have been publicly identified and a spokesperson for the police department did not immediately return a request for comment.