Three people are dead following an apparent double murder-suicide in Port St. Lucie, police said Sunday morning, Sept. 22.

A man called the St. Lucie County Dispatch just after 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, saying he had just shot his wife and her boyfriend at home in the 3200 block of SW Constellation Road.

Port St. Lucie police officers arrived at the house and found a man dead from an apparent gunshot wound in the back patio.

The Port St. Lucie SWAT team discovered two other deceased adults inside the home, a man and woman.

Police also found two children asleep in their beds. They were placed in the care of the Department of Children and Families.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding this double murder-suicide.