Culver double shooting victims identified

CULVER, Ind. -- Two people with gunshot wounds were found dead inside a Madison Street house in Culver late Wednesday night.

"I just seen cop cars pull up and everything blocked off and they put the caution tape out,” said neighbor Lisa Mahler.

Neighbors gathered on Madison Street to find out what happened inside the house at 419 Madison Street where two bodies were found Wednesday night.

"It appears to be two fatalities by gunshots,” said Culver Police Chief Wayne Bean.

Bean says 44-year-old Michael Price and 16-year-old Stephen Suthard were found dead inside Price's home around 10:40 p.m. by Price's wife.

"We've confiscated several pieces of evidence and one of them was a gun,” said Bean.

Chief Bean is waiting for autopsy results before revealing anything further.

"It's not an everyday thing for Culver, but I do believe the town is still a safe place to be,” said Bean.

The principal at Culver High School, where Stephen Suthard was a sophomore, says grief counselors were on hand after he called a school wide assembly around 9 a.m. to announce the news.

He said notifying the students face to face is a method they respect, especially in a small town like Culver.

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