7 Dead Inside New Hope Mobile Home Park in Brunswick Georgia
Seven people have been found dead inside the New Hope mobile home park built on the historic New Hope Plantation in Brunswick Georgia this morning.
The Glynn County Police Department responded to a 911 call just after 8am and found a number of deceased.
Two critically injured people were also found.
The injured have been transported to an area hospital for treatment, while a homicide investigation has been launched. Officials refused to say how many people had been found dead, but local media reports said the number could be as high as seven.
Police Chief Matt Doering said that this is the worst mass slaying in his 25-year-career.
"This is a record for us. We've never had such an incident with so many victims," Doering told reporters. "It's not a scene that I would want anybody to see."
No arrests have been made and some of the victims have been identified, but their names will not be released yet. Doering said however, that they range from very young to very old.
The home where the bodies were found is part of a mobile home park consisting of about 100 spaces and nestled among centuries-old live oak trees near the center of New Hope Plantation, according to the plantation's Web site.
The 1,100 acre tract a few miles north of the port city of Brunswick is all that remains of a Crown grant made in 1763 to Henry Laurens, who later succeeded John Hancock as president of the Continental Congress in 1777.
The neighbors said that they heard no noises this morning.