Four family members allegedly shot, killed at Alameda home by father

A 54-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of fatally shooting his wife, his 6-year-old son and his wife's parents at a home in Alameda on Wednesday night, police said. The man also shot another of his children, a 1-year-old boy who survived but remains in critical condition, according to authorities.

The shooting occurred in the 400 block of Kitty Hawk Road around 9 p.m., the Alameda Police Department said in a social media post.

Someone called police to report that their neighbor had been shot, authorities said, and when officers arrived at the house, they found one gunshot victim and a man walking out of the home, Lt. Alan Kuboyama said. While investigators were searching the home, they found other victims, including the two children, police said.

Police arrested Shane Killian on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and other charges. The Alameda Police Department did not identify the victims, but confirmed they are Killian's mother-in-law, father-in-law, wife and two minor sons. Four victims died at the scene, including the suspect's 6-year-old son, the Alameda Police Department announced.

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No information regarding a motive was released. Officers found firearms at the home and took evidence from the scene, police said. Killian is scheduled to appear in an Alameda County courtroom on Friday morning for an arraignment hearing, according to court records. He's being held without bail.

Police said the investigation into the shootings is continuing but that there was no threat to the general public.

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