New Hampshire

Authorities ID Mom, 2 Young Sons Shot to Death in Northfield, NH Home

Kassandra Sweeney and her two sons, 4-year-old Benjamin and 1-year-old Mason, were shot to death in a Wethersfield Drive home in Northfield, the attorney general's office announced

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A woman and her two young sons who were found dead in a Northfield, New Hampshire, home on Wednesday were shot to death, the attorney general's office announced Thursday.

The victims have been identified as 25-year-old Kassandra Sweeney and her two sons, 4-year-old Benjamin Sweeney and 1-year-old Mason Sweeney, according to a joint press release from the attorney general, state police, and Northfield police.



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Law enforcement responding to a 911 call found the three bodies inside a Wethersfield Drive home in Northfield around 11:33 a.m. Wednesday. The AG initially said the deaths were being investigated as suspicious but released very few other details.

Autopsies were conducted Thursday and the chief medical examiner determined that all three died from single gunshot wounds. Their deaths were ruled homicides.

The attorney general did not name a suspect in the three shooting deaths but said investigators have identified "all involved parties" at this point in the investigation and there is no threat to the general public.

The investigation remains active and ongoing. Additional information will be released as it becomes available, the AG said, "while protecting the integrity of the investigation."

Northfield, a town of fewer than 5,000 residents, is located in Merrimack County, between north of Concord and southwest of the Lakes Region.

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