UPDATE: 4/14/2021 @ 3:38 P.M. (WLNS)– 6 News has learned that the mother of the two children is alive.

Neighbors told 6 News that the mother lived at the home of the incident with her two children, raising questions to the mother’s whereabouts.

Karlie Carter’s parents live next door and says what was supposed to be a fun evening turned into a tragedy.

“I just woke up this morning my mom broke the news to me that the neighbor who invited her for a bonfire last night. like everything had happened today,” she said. “It’s weird that it’s in our neighborhood and happening here so close to us.”

No other information has been made public at this time.

DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLNS)– The Eaton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating shooting deaths that occurred at a Delta Township home.

According to a release, around 11 P.M. on Tuesday, deputies were alerted to an address on Old River Trail in reference to a shooting.

Upon arrival, deputies located a 40-year-old man who was dead with an apparent gunshot wound. Deputies also located two children ages three and five that were suffering from gunshot wounds.

The 5-year-old girl was deceased. The 3-year-old boy was alive and deputies quickly started to render aid.

He was rushed to the hospital by Delta EMS and is in critical condition. There is not believed to be any continued threat to the public and detectives are investigating. Officers were on scene as of 10:45 A.M. Wednesday morning.

A neighbor tells 6 News, the family has lived in the area for less than a year.

Eaton County Sheriff Tom Reich wants to thank Delta EMS, Michigan State Police, MSU Police, and the MSP Crime Lab for their assistance with this very emotional scene.