WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WTNH) — Saturday, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner identified the victims killed in what police are calling a domestic-related murder-suicide in Windsor Locks.
Lauren Leslie, Delores Wisdom, and David Wisdom, all died from gunshot wounds, Chief Medical Examiner James Gill reported.
We are told Delores Wisdom was a volunteer services manager at Foodshare.
“Heartbroken and devastated don’t even begin to describe what we’re feeling today.
Delores was more than just our co-worker, she was our friend. She had an energy and a
charisma that would light up any room she was in, and her passion for the work that we
do was undeniably infectious. It’s going to take us all a while to wrap our heads around
this… but for now, our family simply prays for Delores and hers,” said Jason Jakubowski, president & CEO of Foodshare.
Windsor Locks police are investigating a shooting that left three people dead and another seriously injured overnight Friday. At this time, it is being investigated as a domestic-related murder-suicide.
Police said at 12:53 a.m. Friday, Windsor Locks police responded to a building on Lownds Drive on a report of multiple people shot on the second floor.
On arrival, police conducted an emergency sweep of the building to see if there were any threats.
Officers found three adults, two men, and one woman, suffering from gunshot wounds with no signs of life. EMS pronounced all three people dead at the scene. Police believe the suspect is among the deceased.
One of the victims was identified as Lauren “Lela” Leslie. Her family told News 8 she was among those killed and said Leslie was unapologetically true to who she was, loved to dance, and had a bright future ahead of her.
Police followed a blood trail into another room to find a fourth person seriously injured with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to the hospital for surgery. She is in critical but stable condition.
Another person was found unharmed; police do not believe he is a suspect at this time.
Police said the incident involves a blended family; a couple and their adult stepkids. One person involved was a guest at the house at the time of the incident, police said.
Police are trying to piece together what led up to the shooting. Police were told that there was a commotion of sorts and, eventually, gunfire.
Police said investigators are “pushed to the brink” as they had recently investigated an unrelated stabbing that happened in town last week.
This investigation is ongoing and the scene is still active. The scene is sealed at this time and police are waiting on search warrants.
The Medical Examiner’s office has been notified. State police are assisting.
News 8 has a crew at the scene and will update this story as more information comes in.