The victims of the apparent murder-suicide at a home near Toowoomba have been named.
Update (4 March 2015): Heavily pregnant mother Kris-Deann Sharpley, 27, was on maternity leave at the time of her shooting death in the town, west of Brisbane.
Daily Mail reports Ms Sharpley had been living with and taking care of her father Derek, 52, who was also found dead in the home.
Ms Sharpley’s seven-year-old son Jackson also lost his life in the tragic incident.
Police stopped short of confirming the tragedy was a double murder-suicide, but Detective Inspector David Isherwood said only two of the deaths — those of Ms Sharpley and her son — appeared suspicious.
“I must stress that we are in the early stages of our investigation however it would appear that two of the deaths are suspicious and the death of the man is non suspicious,” he said.
“There are no concerns for public safety,” a police spokesman added.
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By ABC News
A woman who was among three people killed at a home near Toowoomba, west of Brisbane, was heavily pregnant, police say.
The bodies of a 52-year-old man, a 27-year-old woman and a 7-year-old boy were found on Monday night by a relative who also lived at the house in the township of Biddeston, 25 kilometres west of Toowoomba.
Police have confirmed the man is the father of the woman and the grandfather of the young boy.
The adults had gunshot wounds to their heads, police said, but it is not known at this stage if the boy was also shot dead.
I won’t disclose at this time whether it is a murder-suicide as has been alleged in the media because we just don’t know.
– Detective Inspector David Isherwood speaking in Biddeston.
A high-calibre gun was used at close range, Queensland Police Detective Inspector David Isherwood said.
Forensic teams arrived late on Monday night and by daylight scientific officers were still at the scene. The street remains cordoned off.