THE PSNI are investigating after the bodies of a man, a woman and a teenage girl were discovered at a flat in Newry, Co. Down.
The trio were found dead at a property in Glin Ree Court off Downshire Road in the city at around 11am this morning.
Their deaths are reportedly being treated as suspicious by police.
It is understood that the three were known to each other and died in violent circumstances with one line of inquiry being a double-murder suicide, according to Independent.ie.
In a statement, PSNI Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy said: "The circumstances of the deaths will now be subject to investigation and post-mortem examinations will take place in due course.
"At this stage it would not be appropriate to elaborate further on the circumstances as our enquiries at an extremely early stage."
Ongoing police operation at apartments at Glin Ree Court, Newry. Unconfirmed reports of 3 deaths. @UTVNews pic.twitter.com/2VRCjMwW16
— Vicki Hawthorne (@Vicki_Hawthorne) 7 March 2019
The flat has been sealed off by investigators who remained at the scene this afternoon.
DUP MLA William Irwin said he believes the people who died were all from the Newry area.
He told BBC News: "This is an awful tragedy and I understand police have commenced investigations into this very concerning discovery."
Sinn Féin councillor Charlie Casey said the local community was in shock.
"I would encourage anyone with information on this incident to bring it forward to the PSNI," he said.
SDLP MLA Justin McNulty added: "A dark cloud is hanging over this area today and it's really sad.
"My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the deceased.
"Over the coming hours and days more will become known but for now this community is stunned and my thoughts are with the families of those who have lost their lives and with this community."
Detectives are investigating after the bodies of three people were discovered at a flat in Glin Ree Court, Newry. The bodies of a male and two females were found at around 11am this morning.
— PSNI (@PoliceServiceNI) 7 March 2019