Authorities say the deaths of two people found Thursday inside a home in Northampton, Massachusetts were the result of a murder-suicide.
The Northwestern District Attorney's Office identified the individuals as 24-year-old Karina Nieves and 26-year-old Nelson Cardona. Authorities said both appeared to have died of gunshot wounds inside a residence on Village Hill Road.
A preliminary investigation suggests that Cardona likely shot Nieves, and then himself, according to the district attorney. Authorities said the two had been in a long-term relationship and had three children together.
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The children are all safe and being cared for.
Northampton police and state police assigned to the district attorney's office are continuing the investigation.