JAY — Two people in Jay are dead due to a suspected murder-suicide that reportedly occurred around 5:20 a.m. April 4.

Early Tuesday morning, the Santa Rosa Sherriff’s Office was notified of gunshots heard on Hazel Godwin Road in Jay. Deputies responded to the scene, where two people were found shot to death in front of the home.

An SRSO investigation is underway, and the victims' names have not been released.

The street where the deaths took place is home to many members of the victims’ family. Relatives and friends were found outside the home raking the yard in the area where the crime occurred.

The family of the deceased ask for their privacy at this time.

"It's a tragedy, it's a bad day," a relative said at the scene. 

This is a developing story. Please check this page for updates.