Pelham police investigate triple homicide

Pelham police investigate triple homicide

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Pelham police responded to this home on Chandabrook Drive to investigate a triple homicide. Source: WBRC video Pelham police responded to this home on Chandabrook Drive to investigate a triple homicide. Source: WBRC video
Police say they have a suspect in custody in connection to the deaths of three people found shot to death. The victims names have not been released. Source: WBRC video Police say they have a suspect in custody in connection to the deaths of three people found shot to death. The victims names have not been released. Source: WBRC video
Pelham police on the scene Sunday night. Source: WBRC video Pelham police on the scene Sunday night. Source: WBRC video
PELHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Pelham police are investigating a triple homicide in the Chandalar community. Police said Monday they have a suspect in custody but the suspect has not yet been formally charged.

Police are expected to release more information at a news conference called today at 2:30 p.m.

Police responded to the 2400 block of Chandabrook Drive around 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 on the report of a homicide. Officers found three gunshot victims inside. All three victims were dead when the officers arrived to the scene, according to a release from the Pelham Police Department.

The names of the victims have not yet been released, pending notification of their families. The suspect's name is also being withheld pending formal charges.

"There are no outstanding suspects and no danger to the general public," the department stated in a release.

The home in the center of the crime scene was blocked off as police investigated for hours. Neighbors in the community said they were surprised to see so much police presence in what is generally a quiet area.

"This is really a great neighborhood and we don't have a lot of police activity," neighbor Scott Eason said. "We have lot of kids that play.  When you see something like that, it's a little shocking."

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