Early Thursday morning, a 911 call from inside a $2 million Andover, Massachusetts home revealed a disturbing and tragic situation. Andrew Robinson, 56, his wife Linda, 55, and their 12-year-old son Sebastian were found dead with gunshot wounds. Andrew’s death was ruled as a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the Essex County District Attorney’s Office.
When officers arrived at the home in response to the 3:21 a.m. 911 call, they found that they were unable to get inside and had to break in. The 911 dispatch recordings, reviewed by Fox News Digital, showed that the officers could hear “things smashing” and a “male screaming in the background” during the call. Despite the disturbance, the officers found the home to be quiet when they arrived.
However, once inside, the officers found “someone on the floor in the back” and called for a medic. The situation was declared as a murder-suicide, with the three victims being declared dead at the scene. An officer can be heard in the recordings saying, “It looks like it’s going to be a double. Another male…gunshot wound to the head.”
Andover Police Chief Patrick Keefe stated during a press conference at the scene, “Obviously, we know the how; we’re trying to figure out the why right now, so we’re going to need some time to figure that out.” The incident was declared as “contained” in the home and there was no threat to the public, according to Essex County District Attorney Paul Tucker.
As investigators from the DA’s office, state police, and Andover police worked to piece together what happened overnight, the street was blocked off. The news of the murder-suicide came as a profound and devastating shock to the St. John’s Prep community, where Sebastian was a student.
In a statement, St. John’s Prep Headmaster Edward Hardiman expressed condolences and offered his prayers to all those impacted by the situation, including the first responders. The community has turned to their faith and prayer in times of grief as they seek to console and support each other.