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Man suspected of killing four family members

Published:Wednesday | March 29, 2017 | 12:00 AM

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP):

Lithuanian police say a 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of shooting dead his parents, grandmother and uncle, and wounding his grandfather.

The shootings are believed to have occurred on Saturday in a village near Kaunas in central Lithuania, some 100 kilometres (60 miles) northwest of the capital, Vilnius, but were only discovered when the suspect's sister went to the house on Monday after nobody answered her calls.

Darius Pliavga, deputy chief inspector of Kaunas Police District, said yesterday that the gunman fired 21 shots at the victims. He was arrested without resistance when police tracked him down.

Police said they knew of no motive for the shootings.