(PORTLAND, ORE.) – A rural Oregon man killed four members of his family in the home they shared and was shot by the sheriff's deputies as he tried to kill a girl, the authorities said.
Mark Leo Gregory Gago, 42, killed his parents, his girlfriend and their infant daughter on Saturday night before the deputies shot him, said Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.
Victims were not shot, The Oregonian reported. Sheriff's Office Sgt. Brian Jensen said the causes of death will be investigated.
"We're not sure what was being used at this time," Jensen told reporters near the scene Sunday. "I've been told that there were many weapons, swords, things of that kind in the home. The investigators are trying to determine exactly what was used to kill each person."
The Sheriff's office identified the victims as Olivia Gago, 9 months, Shaina Sweitzer, 31
The home is located approx. 32 miles south of Portland and northeast of Woodburn town.
The Sheriff's office made an emergency call from a resident in a home at. Saturday. The caller described a violent and hectic scene, Jensen said. The future deputies found a "terrible" situation, Jensen said.
"I've talked to scientists, 20-year-old veterans, and they say this is a shocking scene," Jensen said.
They found a woman dead outside the home and Gago attacks the child. The 8-year-old child was Sweitzer's daughter from a previous relationship.
A roommate also survived. She suffered teachers who were injured as injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening. She was treated in a hospital.