October 24, 2016 04:14 AM

An 11-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy were found dead inside their Georgia home early Saturday morning — shot and killed by apparent home invaders, multiple outlets report.

The incident happened in Jonesboro on Libby Lane in the Marlborough subdivision, NBC 11-Alive reports. Two families lived in the house, WSB-TV reports, though no adults were at the house at the time of the shooting.

The children who were found dead were brother and sister, CBS-46 reports.

“A number of children” were inside the home at the time of the robbery — including a 6-year-old child, NBC 11-Alive reports. None of those children appear to be injured.


A 911 call was placed after the break-in, around 5 a.m., WSB-TV reports. No suspects have been named — though investigators are on the scene interviewing the surviving children for information and possibly descriptions of the burglars.

No one has been taken into custody yet, NBC 11-Alive reports.

Police are still also trying to confirm if anything has been stolen from the home, CBS-46 reports.

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“It’s very tragic. It’s senseless. And not only in the Atlanta area, but in the country we have got to do something about this violence,” Clayton County police Chief Michael Register told WSB-TV.

The Clayton County police department could not be reached for comment.

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