Horror in Melbourne as a mother, 42, and her three children – a boy, three, and two girls, five and seven – are found dead inside the family home and their father is assisting police with inquiries
- Three children and mother found dead inside home in Tullamarine, Melbourne
- Victoria Police said father of the children, 48, is helping police with inquiries
- Emergency crews were called to the house in the city’s north-west on Thursday
Three young children and their mother have been found dead inside a family home in Melbourne.
Emergency crews were called to the house in Tullamarine, in the city’s north-west, at about 12.30pm on Thursday afternoon.
They found the bodies of two girls aged five and seven, a three-year-old boy and a 42-year-old woman at the property.
Police said the father of the children, 48, is assisting police with their inquiries.
Police and ambulance crews are pictured at the scene in Tullamarine, Melbourne, on Thursday
Police in face masks gather in a group outside a house in Tullamarine, after four people were found dead
Homicide detectives are investigating after three children and their mother were found dead inside a home in Melbourne
Emergency crews were called to the house in Tullamarine, Melbourne’s north-west, on Thursday afternoon
Residents have been left shocked by the deaths which have rocked what they describe to be a quiet area.
A neighbour who lives next door said he heard the commotion of the emergency crews but was advised to stay inside.
‘I heard the police and I went to check on what was happening and they (police) told me to go home and stay inside,’ he told The Herald Sun.
‘I don’t know what happened. There’s three young kids there.’
The man said he was in ‘shock’.
John Constantino, who also lives nearby, said he spoke with a woman who lived in the house on Wednesday night.
He described her as a ‘nice lady’ who was ‘polite’ and ‘really friendly’.
Mr Constantino said the incident is ‘really sad’.
Another neighbour named Johnie said the police helicopter hovered above his house for an hour on Thursday.
‘It’s a bit too much for a local neighbourhood like this,’ he said.
The street has been cordoned off to the public (pictured on Thursday afternoon)
Aerial images from the scene show a heavy police presence, with the street cordoned off
Officers remain at the scene as they commence their investigations.
‘A man is assisting police with their inquiries,’ a police statement read.
‘A crime scene has been established and detectives from the Homicide Squad are attending.
‘The exact circumstances around the incident are under investigation and we will provide more information when it’s appropriate to do so.
‘There is currently no ongoing threat to the community.’
Officers who were called to the scene in Tullamarine stand with police tape on Thursday
A police officer in a face mask is seen at the scene in Tullamarine on Thursday
Aerial images from Thursday afternoon show a heavy police presence outside a home.
The street has been cordoned off to the public.
A local phoned into 3AW to report the police presence on Burgess Street about 1pm.
‘I estimate now about ten police cars,’ he said.
Ambulance crews were also pictured at the scene.
‘A crime scene has been established and detectives from the Homicide Squad are attending,’ a police statement said. The scene is pictured on Thursday
Emergency crews were called to the house in Tullamarine, in the city’s north-west, on Thursday afternoon. Pictured: Emergency crews are seen at the scene