BRADENTON, Fla. (CBS Tampa)– Two adults were killed in an apparent home burglary while five children were still in the home, according to police.
WFLA reports the deceased couple, 29-year-old Kantral Brooks and 29-year-old Esther Deneus, are believed to be the parents of the five children, who were inside the home at the time of the crime. The children range from 1 to 11 years old.
Police say they are still uncertain whether the children witnessed the actual shooting, but say the kids gave information that four or five masked people were involved in the crime.
The children are reportedly safe and in the custody of Child Protective Services. No further information on the incident or possible suspects has been released by Bradenton police.