The Latest: medical examiner says 5 deaths from gunshots

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Posted: Jan 28, 2016 5:41 PM

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — The latest on a murder-suicide that claimed six lives in Chesapeake, Virginia (all times local):

5:45 p.m.

The Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner says five of six people killed in an apparent murder-suicide in Chesapeake died of gunshot wounds.

Spokesman Arkuie (ar-KEE') Williams told The Associated Press on Thursday four died of gunshot wounds to the head, and suspected gunman Cameron Dooley died of a gunshot wound to the chest.

Williams said 26-year-old Dooley's death was ruled a suicide, while the others were deemed homicides. The identity of a sixth victim has not been released.

Chesapeake police identified four of the homicide victims as 50-year-old Steven Todd Dooley, 54-year-old Lori Dooley, 22-year-old Landon Dooley and 17-year-old Brooke Dooley.

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4 p.m.:

Police in Virginia have identified five of the six people killed in an apparent murder-suicide.

Chesapeake police said they are 50-year-old Steven Todd Dooley, 54-year-old Lori Dooley, 26-year-old Cameron Dooley, 22-year-old Landon Dooley and 17-year-old Brooke Dooley. Steven Todd Dooley recently retired from the Chesapeake Police Department. The identity of the sixth victim, a woman, has not been released.

A police news release identified Cameron Dooley as the suspect in the murders. They believe he killed his parents, siblings and another relative before killing himself.

Police responding to a call to check on a person Wednesday afternoon found Landon Dooley dead. Their investigation led to them to another nearby home, where they found an armed person barricaded inside. After negotiating for several hours, police say officers entered the home and found five people dead, including the armed person.

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8:40 a.m.

Police in Virginia say six people are dead in an apparent domestic murder-suicide in Chesapeake.

News outlets report that Chesapeake police said in a news release that officers were sent to a home Wednesday afternoon to check on a person and found one person dead. Police say their investigation led them to another home about a block away, where they found an armed person barricaded inside.

After negotiating for several hours, police say officers entered the home and found five people dead, including the armed person they had been negotiating with.

Police say all six people who died appear to be relatives and they believe the person they were negotiating with killed the other five people. Police did not release their names.