Updated at 11:30 p.m., Jan. 20

The deaths of three people in a Rancho Penasquitos home were the result of a murder-suicide, San Diego Police confirmed late Tuesday.

All of the victims had gunshot wounds to the upper body, San Diego Police Department Lt. Paul Rorrison said.

An adult female was found in the kitchen area of the house and a male child and male adult found in an upstairs bedroom, Rorrison said.

Rorrison said it appeared the adult male had shot the female and the child before killing himself.

Officers had been called to the house, on the 9500 block of High Park Lane at around 11:15 a.m. to conduct a welfare check after the family had not been seen for two days, according to Rorrison.

Rorrison said the identities of the victims were known but would not be immediately released.

— City News Service