Police: 4 found fatally shot in Md. home

By the Associated Press | August 7, 2011 | 12:28 PM EDT

BROOKLYN PARK, Md. (AP) — Police say a man, woman and two children have been found shot to death inside a Maryland home.

Lt. J.D. Batten, with Anne Arundel County Police, says officers were called to the home in Brooklyn Park on Sunday morning. He says a woman called police after getting a disturbing text message from a relative who lived at the home.

Batten says when officers arrived they heard a single gunshot. They immediately went inside and found the four people dead. All four lived in the home. He says officers believe the gunshot was the man who sent the text message shooting himself.