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Jannine and Paul Parisi killed inside Chantilly home

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CHANTILLY, Va. (WJLA) - A man and a woman were killed early Wednesday morning inside their Chantilly home, police say, and authorities are looking for answers about why they died.

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Jannine Parisi, 47, and Paul Parisi, 46, were both found dead in the home on Point Pleasant Drive at about 5 a.m. Wednesday, Fairfax County Police say.

Authorities were called to the home on reports of shots fired, and upon arrival, first responders found the bodies of both victims.

Police say two teenagers were inside the home when they heard gunshots. The teens then ran to a neighbor's home to call 911.

Jannine had taught health and physical education at Franklin Middle School in Chantilly since 2005. According to the Associated Press, Paul had worked for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms since 1993. He was a special agent assigned to the Washington Field Division in the arson and explosives group.

A letter sent home to Franklin Middle School families called Jannine a role model and friend to students and staff.

"Today has been a very emotional day at Franklin as we learned of this tragedy," Principal Sharon Eisenberg said in her letter.

Police say it appears to be a domestic situation and that there is no threat to the public. Neighbors say the family moved into the home four years ago. Neighbors also say there was a police car and an ambulance at the home a few days ago.

Authorities spent most of the day searching the inside of the home and bringing out boxes of evidence.

Neighbors say that the Parisis were a close-knit and active family, seen daily running through the neighborhood or playing basketball in their backyard.

"There has been no indication that they may have had problems or anything else going on there," neighbor Harold Dobbs said.

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