Twin brothers dead, father injured in apparent murder-suicide in Troy

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

Troy police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide early Monday that left twin brothers dead and their father injured.

Authorities said they received 911 calls about shots inside a home on Lark Drive and a vehicle that crashed into a tree on Parrot Drive near Edgemont.

A 23-year-old man was found inside the vehicle that crashed, dead from what police believe was a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police said they believe he fatally shot his twin brother in the basement of the home on Lark Drive and shot his father upstairs in the home.

According to police, a 911 call came at 12:23 a.m. from a 62-year-old man, who said his 23-year-old son shot him. 

The brother was foundin the basement. A 64-year-old woman home during the shooting wasn’t injured, police said.

The man at the home on Lark was transported to a hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

The family dog was found dead from a gunshot in the backseat of the vehicle.

Investigators said they believe a handgun used in the shootingswas recovered in the crashed vehicle.