Several children, adult found dead after reported stabbing

Several children, adult found dead after reported stabbing

Another child inside the home was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

A mother was being questioned in the fatal stabbings of four of her children and their father, police in Gwinnett County, Georgia, said Thursday.

The home is located on 509 Emory Lane, Midway Road, and one female, who is confirmed to be the biological mother of the children, has been detained at this time.

"Right now, we think we have everybody involved in this crime (in custody)", police Corporal Michele Pihera told WSB-TV.

The woman was taken into custody shortly after officers arrived at the home.

The Cobb County Medical Examiner's Office will remove the victims' bodies from the home and conduct autopsies to determine exactly how they died, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The father was in his mid-30s.

The ages of all of the children are unknown and the motive is also not known.

She was still alive late Thursday morning. However, a neighbor, Victoria Nievs, did say the woman's father had recently passed away and that the woman was very upset.

Jim Hollandsworth is spokesman at The Path Project, a nonprofit organization that runs an after-school program that the family's children participated in.

She might have been in the house with her dead family for several hours, officials said. "Everyone is in complete shock", he said.

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