wtopstaff November 20, 2013 7:46 am11/20/2013 07:46am
Two people are dead after an early-morning shooting in Chantilly, Va.
WASHINGTON – Police have identified two people found dead after an early-morning shooting in Chantilly, Va., as a veteran ATF agent and his wife.
Fairfax County Police say in a news release that they were called to a house in the 13400 block of Point Pleasant Drive just after 5 a.m.
They found Paul Parisi, 46, and his wife, Jannine Parisi, 47, dead in the house. Police say two teenage girls were in the house at the time of the shooting, but ran to a neighbor’s house and were not injured.
Police say there is no threat to public safety at this time.
“At this point,” says county police spokeswoman Lucy Caldwell, “we are investigating this as a domestic situation.”
A neighbor describes the occupants of the house as “a wonderful family. We socialized with them – just all-around nice people. It’s a shame.”
Paul Parisi 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.
His wife, Jannine Parisi was a health and physical education teacher at Franklin Middle School since 2005, according to Fairfax County Public Schools.
Chantilly High School, where one of the couple’s children is a senior, sent a note to parents alerting them of the Parisis’ deaths. Counselors will be available to students, according to the school.
“The safety and well-being of our students will remain our primary focus and we are prepared to support our students’ emotional needs as they arise,” the school’s statement from Principal Teresa Johnson reads. “I know the Chantilly community shares in the family’s loss and grief.”
The Associated Press and WTOP’s Kristi King contributed to this story. Follow @kingWTOP and @WTOP on Twitter.