Injured, bleeding 12-year-old girl runs for help, survives family massacre as three others in the home are killed

Three family members are dead in what investigators believe was a murder-suicide, possibly intended to kill more victims.

As reports, police found three bodies in a grisly scene at a home in Mesa, Arizona, Monday evening. Police were reportedly called to the home after a 12-year-old girl with a gunshot wound to her wrist ran to a neighbor’s home for help, and that neighbor called 911.

“I grabbed her. We pulled her into our front porch, sat her down because she was bleeding really good,” the neighbor told . “And then we heard a gunshot, so we grabbed her, pulled her inside the house … continued to stay on [with] 911.”

The three deceased victims have been identified as s 51-year-old Ruben Sanchez, 49-year-old Ana Guerra, and Amy Sanchez, 18. Police confirmed that the older victims were married, and the report indicates that 18-year-old victim was a relative. All three had gunshot wounds, according to the report. The surviving victim has not been identified.

Mesa Police Detective Brandi George told reporters that the fatal incident appears to be a murder-suicide, but did not say which of the decedents is believed to have shot the others.

This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.

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