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Six People Found Dead in Rural Washington State


Authorities in the northwestern U.S. state of Washington say six people, including two children (a six-year-old girl and a three-year-old boy), have been found dead at a rural property outside the city of Seattle. A man and woman have been arrested in the killings, which authorities say happened on Monday.

Investigators say one of the victims' co-workers discovered the bodies Wednesday and that the six appeared to have been shot.

Officials have ruled out murder-suicide but say there is no danger to anyone living near the scene. The motive for the shooting remains unclear. The six were believed to be three generations of one family.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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