A veteran federal agent and his school teacher wife were found dead in their Virginia home early Wednesday morning after gun shots were heard by their two daughters.
Paul Parisi, 46, and Jannine Parisi, 47, were found at about 5am by officers called to the home after their two daughters fled to a neighbor’s house to call for help. The two girls were unharmed.
Police have ruled out a third person being the shooter and are investigating the twin killing as a ‘domestic situation,’ officials told local media.
Investigators haven’t detailed who the aggressor was, or any other details surrounding the shooting, but have said there is no threat to the public.
‘At this point, we are investigating this as a domestic situation,’ an official told WTOP.
Mr Parisi was an arson and explosives agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, said reports. He had been with the agency for two decades.
‘Our thoughts and prayers are with the family members who have suffered a tremendous loss today,’ the agency said in a statement. ‘We request that the family’s privacy be respected so that they can grieve in private.’
Mrs Parisi was a physical education teacher at a local middle school who was beloved by her grief-stricken students.
‘You could come to her for anything,’ one of her former students told the Washington Post. ‘She was more than a teacher, we were all her children.’