Deputies: 2 teens dead in suspected homicide-suicide at Ponte Vedra Beach home

A local neighborhood is devastated after two teenage boys are killed.

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – Two teenage boys died early Sunday morning in what is believed to be a homicide-suicide at a Ponte Vedra Home, the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies said they were called about 1:30 a.m. to a home on Solano Cay Circle, near the intersection of A1A and Solano Road, where they found two teenagers, ages 17 and 18, dead of gunshot wounds inside a bedroom.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the deaths of the teens were initially investigated as a murder-suicide but deputies were not looking for any suspects. On Monday, the Sheriff’s Office called the first death a homicide instead while investigating if any intent was involved in the initial shooting.

The Sheriff’s Office said the medical examiner will be conducting autopsies to determine the cause and manner of the deaths.

Clarification:

Initially, the Sheriff's Office described this as a murder-suicide, but has backed off that until determining if first death was accidental.