No motive released after 3 killed in Springfield murder-suicide
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Springfield Police said a husband opened fire inside his residence Wednesday night, killing his wife, stepdaughter and himself.
"I need someone at 1305 Quinlan right now," a 911 caller said.
"This guy is hurting my kids," the caller continued. "It's my ex wife's husband,."
Police said when first responders got to the house, they found 56-year-old Eric Sirons dead.
His wife, 46-year-old Jennifer Sirons and his step daughter, 21-year-old Andrea Heiser, were critically wounded.
"They started life saving measures on both females," Springfield Police Department Chief Lee Graf said.
The two died at the hospital.
"Initial determination would indicate that Eric Sirons shot both Andrea Heiser and Jennifer Sirons and then shot himself," Graf said.
Eric Sirons worked at The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce. Court records show the couple were going through a divorce.
Neighbors saw all the police lights and wondered what was going on. They were shocked this happened in their quiet, upscale neighborhood.
"My thought was just a lot of sympathy for the people who passed on," neighbor Dewayne Campbell said.
Campbell remembered briefly meeting Eric Sirons
"His dog had wandered away and just happened to have walked through the yard, so I gathered it up and called him and he came to get it," said Campbell.
Others who knew Eric Sirons thought highly of him and said he must have snapped.
"This was indeed a senseless tragedy," said Graf.
The chief said he's thankful to the neighbors and the family members who all banded together last night through such a difficult time.