3 people found dead from gunshot wounds at Oak Ridge home

Oak Lane in Oak Ridge (Google)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Three people were found dead at a home on Oak Lane in North Oak Ridge.

Oak Ridge Police Department said officers were called to perform a welfare check at around 8:03 a.m. Thursday morning. When officers arrived, there was no answer at the door.

Officers saw a potential victim through the window, so they entered the home. Once inside, officers found a woman who was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers began searching and found two other people dead, a man and a woman.

Each of the three victims had suffered a single gunshot wound. The victims have been identified as Michael Deuschle, 49; Tessa Deuschle, 43; and Chelsea Kessel, 24.

Detectives with the Oak Ridge Police Department said they do not believe there are any additional victims and there is no danger to the community. They are continuing to investigate and do not expect to release any additional information Thursday.

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