Three people have been found dead inside a home in the 1300 block of Windy Hill Road. Fairfax County were the result of a murder suicide.
Fairfax County Police said the father shot his wife, his son and himself.
The decedents have been identified as Shirley Zhou, 48, James Wenjie Chen, 16, and Hong Chen, 52, of McLean. It is believed that Hong Chen fatally shot his wife, Shirley Zhou, and son, James Chen.
A friend said that the couple who lives there has two children, a boy who is a sophomore at Langley High School and a daughter at the University of Virginia. The friend said the boy was not at school today and did not get on his bus this morning.
Just after 12:30, a call came in to police from a family member who had gone to the home to check on them and saw a body inside. The home was soon surrounded by police who set up a crime scene.
A friend of the mother and son who live in the home stopped by the scene after learning about the crime scene.
"I left work when I saw the house on the news and I'm just really worried, " said Beth Chung who coached the boy in the extra-curricular activity Science Olympiad when he was a student Longfellow Middle School.
Chung said the boy, now a sophomore, is extremely bright.
"He is an exceptional kid. He's a great builder. He built helicopters, planes, and did chemistry and physics with me," said Chung.
She said she is hoping and praying for the best.
Several Langley High School students showed up with flowers, worried one of the deceased was their friend, a sophomore at Langley.
Police are calling it a domestic incident and says there's no threat.
Neighbor Khale Murad says he hasn't seen the family at the home in months.
"We're just praying for the family," said Murad.
Crime scene detectives are expected to be at the home collecting evidence through the night.
Fairfax County Police would give no details about how the victims were killed, or where they found, nor would they release the identities of the victims. It took until 5 p.m. for police to release the number of victims, saying they were waiting for notification of next-of-kin.
Police say their next update will be Saturday afternoon.
Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact Detective Spooner at 703-246-7800 or to contact Crime Solvers at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or by calling 1-866-TIPS OR CALL 703-691-2131.