Colorado Parents Slain; 12 Year Old Held

By: From CBS News, KCNC-TV Denver
By: From CBS News, KCNC-TV Denver

BURLINGTON, Colorado (CBS/ KCNC) -- A 12-year-old boy who reported shots fired at his eastern Colorado home is in custody after officers arrived to find his parents dead and two of his siblings in critical condition.

Steve Johnson of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation says the boy called 911 Tuesday evening to report at least three people had been shot at his Burlington home.

When officers arrived, they found the bodies of 50-year-old Charles Long and his wife, 51-year-old Marilyn Long. Two of their children were wounded - a 5-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy. It was unclear whether the 12-year-old suffered any injuries.

Warrants in the case are sealed, and authorities aren't discussing possible motives. Investigators have referred the case to prosecutors for possible filing of charges.

Johnson says there are no other suspects, and no reason to believe there's a continuing risk to the community of about 3,700 people, near the Kansas border.


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