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Mesa PD: 3 found dead in home, murder-suicide suspected

Posted at 10:23 PM, Dec 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-25 07:54:55-05

Mesa police are investigating a suspected murder-suicide after three people were found dead in a home near Broadway and Power roads Saturday afternoon.

Police say officers responded to the area shortly after 2:30 p.m. for a reports of shots fired. As officers arrived, they discovered two men and a woman dead inside the residence. 

Police say the three victims suffered gunshot wounds in the incident. 

 Police have identified the victims as 47-year-old Jill Gifford, 67-year-old Bruce Gifford Sr, and 45-year-old Benjamin Childs.

During the investigation, detectives have determined that Bruce Sr. was at the home when his ex-wife, Jill, and her companion, Benjamin, came over, authorities said. That's when an unknown altercation occurred. 

Stay with ABC15 and for updates on this developing story.