Two young children and a woman were shot and killed and another child was found critically injured inside a northeast Denver home Wednesday morning, authorities said.
When police arrived at the home, they found three bodies, Denver police spokesman Matt Murray said. The dead children were younger than 10, he said.
Murray, who wouldn't confirm whether the dead woman was the children's mother, said a third child was hospitalized and is in "critical condition after surgery."
Asked if they were investigating the shootings as either a domestic-violence incident or a murder-suicide, police declined to comment, citing the ongoing investigation.