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West Des Moines house deaths ruled murder-suicide

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (WHO) – According to the NBC affiliate in Des Moines, police say the deaths of a family of four have been ruled a murder-suicide.

Police believe Chandrasekahr Sunkara allegedly shot and killed himself. Police say his wife, Lavanya Sunkara,and two boys, ages 10 and 15, were shot and killed.

Police were called the family’s home in the 900 block of 65th Street around 10:00 am on Saturday, June 15th. Reports say four other family members were also in the home at the time of the shooting, and one of those family members asked someone to call 911.

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