No leads in killing of six in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police were trying Tuesday to reconstruct what happened inside a small brick home were six people were found slain. But answers were hard to find: They had no suspects, few clues and no apparent motive.

The bodies of two men, two women and two children were found at the home when police forced their way inside Monday night. Authorities believed the killer or killers fled, but knew little more.

Three children in the home were injured, two critically.

Investigators said it was possible the victims were slain sometime between Saturday night and 6 p.m. Monday, when a relative called police when he got no answer after knocking on the door. No one had contact with anyone in the home during that time, police said.

When police got inside, they found the bodies of the six victims and three other children clinging to life. Most victims had been shot and at least one child had been stabbed, authorities said. The children ranged in age from 18 months to 12 years old.

Wayne Bolden, who lives across the street from the scene of the shooting, said that a man who lived in the house fired shots in the yard on July 4 and New Year’s Eve.

Rob Robinson, who owns the brick, single-family home where the shootings occurred, said the man had problems with a former girlfriend. “When I was over there, there were a lot of heated conversations over the phone,” he said.

Neighbors said there had been a disturbance over the weekend, and a woman was outside the home, blowing her car horn.

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