(Reuters) – A 42-year-old Utah man shot lifeless seven members of his household together with 5 kids ranging in age from 4 to 17 after which turned the gun on himself in a bloodbath that has devastated the small city of Enoch Metropolis, officers stated on Thursday.
Officers had reported the tragedy on Wednesday however had supplied few particulars past the demise toll of eight, saying additional investigation was wanted.
However a press release issued on Thursday by Enoch Metropolis recognized the shooter as Michael Haight, who shot lifeless his spouse, Tausha Haight, 40, and her mom, Gail Earl, 78.
The youngsters killed have been a 4-year-old boy, a 7-year-old boy, a 7-year-old woman, a 12-year-old woman and a 17-year-old woman, the assertion added with out naming then.
Police have been summoned to the house for a welfare examine after the household had not been heard from for an prolonged time, they usually discovered the our bodies of three adults and 5 minors, Metropolis Supervisor Rob Dotson stated on Wednesday.
Enoch Metropolis, with a inhabitants of about 8,000, is in southwestern Utah, about 250 miles (400 km) south of Salt Lake Metropolis.