Neighbours have spoken of their shock at learning a double murder had taken place in their “quiet and friendly” village.
A man is in custody after two women were found dead in Hadlow, near Tonbridge in Kent, on Saturday.
Police were called by paramedics to a house in Carpenters Lane just after 7.40am.
Three people were found seriously injured. Two women, aged in their 50s and 70s, died at the scene.
Another man in his 70s was taken to hospital in London for treatment, police said.
Sophie Moorey-Brown, 31, told the Press Association neighbours were shocked when emergency services, large numbers of police and forensic teams arrived in the village.
She said: “The first we knew about it was when there was an air ambulance very low over the houses.
“There was a heavy police presence and forensic teams.
“We’ve lived here for five years and never heard anything bad happen, it has always been so quiet and a lovely place to be.
“We are very shocked and saddened by what we have heard and are trying to shield our boys from hearing too much.
“I feel so sad for the families of the deceased and hope the man makes a full recovery.
“It is such an awful thing to hear anywhere but in our lovely, friendly little village it’s bound to rock us residents even more so.”
A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder.
Detectives believe the victims and the suspect were known to each other.