Quadruple Homicide Hits Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Topeka police say a fourth victim has died from gunshot wounds suffered in two related shootings over the weekend.

Police spokeswoman Kristen Veverka says Carla Jean Avery, 45, died Tuesday at a hospital where she was taken Sunday after being found with a gunshot wound behind a restaurant.

The investigation of that shooting led to Avery’s home a half-mile away, where two men and a woman were also found shot to death.

Authorities have released few details about the shootings, which Veverka described as the first quadruple homicide in Topeka’s history.

The victims in Avery’s home were her brother, her ex-husband and a 34-year-old woman, all of Topeka.