murder investigation has been launched after three people were found dead at a property in a Buckinghamshire village.
Thames Valley Police said they were called to the property in Spring Gardens, Bourne End at 9.55pm on Tuesday and found the bodies of a man and a woman in their 60s, and a man in his 50s.
The police said the three people were known to each other in what they believe was a “targeted attack”.
Det Supt Kevin Brown said: “We are in the very early stages of this investigation and we are dealing with a very complex enquiry, which appears to be a targeted attack.
“We are not looking for anyone else in connection with it. A scene watch is likely to be in place for a number of days at the very least, which is likely to have an impact on local residents and we would like to thank them in advance for their patience.
“The next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers, our thoughts remain with them at this most difficult time.”
A charitable organisation called Red Kite Community Housing confirmed the incident had taken place at Orchard house, which is part of a sheltered accommodation scheme.
In a statement, it said tenants who live at the property are being provided with support to ensure “they feel safe and secure”.
Julie Gamble-Kempe, Head of Communications and Brand at Red Kite, said: “We are all shocked that this has happened at one of our schemes and will be fully cooperating with the police to help with their investigation.
“The welfare of our tenants and their safety is of utmost importance to us, so we will be working with tenants who live at the scheme to ensure they feel safe and secure and will do everything we can to help them through this very difficult time.
“As this is now an active murder investigation we cannot comment further on the circumstances.”
The police appealed for anyone who heard a disturbance or saw anything suspicious Orchard House or Spring Gardens between 5pm and 10pm to come forward.