Contact: Beth Stone: 508-584-8120
BROCKTON — Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office have identified the victims in today’s shooting in Abington.
At approximately 7:30 am today, Abington Police received a 911 call from a person who arrived at #135 Centre Avenue to find a family member unresponsive and in need of immediate medical attention. Upon arrival, first responders discovered the body of 40 year-old Deirdre Zaccardi, apparently deceased. After further investigation, police located the bodies of four other people, all family members, and all deceased, inside the home. The victims have been identified as 11 year-old Alexis Zaccardi, nine year-old twins, Nathaniel and Kathryn Zaccardi, and 43 year-old Joseph Zaccardi. Preliminarily, it would appear that all of the deaths were the result of gunshot wounds.
The Office of the State Medical Examiner has taken jurisdiction and will determine the exact cause and manner of the deaths.