Four generations of one family were killed in what is described as a “cartel-like execution” at a residence in the US state of California, known to police for drug-related activity.
According to a report by the BBC, a 16-year-old mother, her 10-month old son and the baby’s grandmother as well as great-grandmother were among the victims, police and family say.
The home in Goshen, California, had been raided by police just last week.
Police say they are seeking two known suspects in the “targeted massacre”.
County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux did not provide the names of the suspects but revealed that much was already known to authorities about the tragedy.
He stated that nothing about this tragedy had happened by accident and that it was a deliberate, intentional and horrific attack.