Three women and a man were found shot to death Tuesday in a house in a high-crime neighborhood in Indianapolis where officers found signs of forced entry, police said.

The shootings likely occurred Tuesday morning, and detectives were talking to neighbors who heard sounds earlier that might have been gunshots, Police Chief Rick Hite said. He pleaded for anyone with information on the killings to contact police.

"We don't believe this is random, and we need the public's help," Hite said. "It's a tragic situation - four people were shot in the house, and four people were killed."

Hite said the victims were three women and a man but provided no other details. - AP