A man in Missouri has been arrested for shooting his wife and her parents to death. He then dialed 911 to report the murder.

The accused, identified as 50-year-old Jesse Huy, shot his wife, 48-year-old Tonya Huy, and her parents – 71-year-old Ronald Koehler and 78-year-old Linda Koehler – at his home in Strafford on Saturday evening. He then informed the emergency services about it.

Officers arrived at the home and found the victims with gunshot wounds. All the three were pronounced dead at the scene. The accused was immediately taken into custody. Deputies said the accused did not resist arrest.

Jesse appeared in court Sunday and was charged with three counts each of first-degree murder and armed criminal action. He is being held in Greene County Jail without bond.

The accused did not have a history of criminal charges, authorities told CBS-affiliated television station WAFB. The motive behind the crime was not known and the Greene County Sheriff's Office was handling the investigation.

"The sheriff's office and Sheriff [Jim] Arnott are going to show support to the family and ask everyone to pray for their family," Greene County Sheriff's Office Captain Kenny Weatherford told KY3 News.

Neighbors said they did not know the family personally. The accused was not very friendly, they told the outlet.

The incident comes a month after a woman in Pennsylvania shot her two daughters dead. Officers arrived at the scene and found the two victims, aged 16 and 22, in different rooms with gunshot wounds to the head. Authorities said 48-year-old Krisinda Bright called 911 after the shooting and also allowed them to enter the residence. She was taken into custody and charged with two counts of criminal homicide. The motive behind the crime was not clear.

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