1: on wednesday, eight people, including five children, were found shot dead inside a rural home in enoch city, utah. police conducted a welfare check at the property and discovered the bodies. the family was well-known in the town and the iron county school district confirmed the five children attended their schools.
paragraph 2: the incident occurred in enoch city, a town of around 8,000 people located about 245 miles (394km) south of salt lake city. utah governor spencer cox tweeted his condolences for those affected by the “senseless violence”. city leader rob dotson said the community was feeling loss, pain and had many questions.
paragraph 3: police have not given details about those killed or a motive for the killings. no motive for the killings is known. police will release further information as the investigation continues. the town of enoch city is in shock following the incident.