WARREN, NJ – What started out as a beautiful Summer day turned tragic after a day long standoff between police and a gunman at a residence on Mount Horeb Road left three people confirmed dead on Sunday.

Some Warren residents wished to express their gratitude to first responders:

-From our family to the Warren PD and all others who assisted during today's tragic events, thank you for your dedication to protecting our community and putting yourselves before others. There aren't enough words to express the gratitude that we are certain Warren's residents are feeling today!- Roger

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-Words cannot begin to express our gratitude to all Warren PD officers, Somerset County SWAT teams, first responders and surrounding police departments for their service today. Your dedication and professionalism is second to none.- Deneen

-So grateful to the brave men and women who protect us!-Peggy

-Thank you Warren PD and NJ State Police for your dedication and our family is so glad that all our brave officers were safe today during this horrible event! - Jassi

-Awesome job to all of our local unsung heros. We will soon learn the details of today's events but obvious it goes with out saying....kudos to everyone  in "our little town"  that participated in protecting all of us today. I personally want to thank each and everyone one of you! - Kathleen

-Thank you doesn't seem like enough but I know I wouldn't have been here without them - Diana

Warren Township Police Chief William Keane and Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano confirmed two individuals were shot to death at a Mount Horeb residence and the suspect died Sunday evening from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The identity of the shooter and the victims have not been released. 

This is an active and ongoing investigation. No additional information is available at this time.

Warren Township Police have advised that Mount Bethel Road is open.  Mount Horeb Road between Mount Bethel and King George Roads remains closed. 

TAP into Warren will continue to provide updates to this developing story as more information becomes available.