McLean deaths appear to be murder-suicide
A McLean man killed his wife and son Friday before shooting himself, police in Fairfax County said Saturday.
Hong Chen, 52, Shirley Zhou, 48, and James Wenjie Chen, 16, were found dead in their home early Friday afternoon. A family member had called police after looking in a window of the Windy Hill Road home and seeing a dead body. When police arrived and searched the home, they found the other two family members dead inside.
The family also has a daughter, who neighbors said is away at college.
“He was a very bright young man,” said Siddarth Ambardar, whose son was a classmate of James Wenjie Chen’s on Langley High School’s victorious Virginia Science Olympiad team. “We are shocked and horrified. [My son] is distraught . . . . It’s just flabbergasting.”