Springfield police say they found a man and woman dead inside their home after a standoff that lasted about an hour.

Lt. Eric Reece says police were called to the home Wednesday evening by a young girl who said her mother had just been shot. The girl said she and her two younger siblings had escaped and run to a neighbor's home.

Springfield-area media report officers attempted to reach someone inside the home for about an hour before entering and finding a man and woman dead.

The three juveniles were taken into protective custody.

The couple's names and further details have not been released.


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