Four children were stabbed to death Sunday in Limon, a town in the Honduran Caribbean province of Colon, police said.

The children, who ranged in age from 2 to 13, were murdered by unidentified individuals when they were left home alone, police chief Daniel Ferrufino told Honduran radio.

Investigators have arrested two suspects in connection with the murders, the police chief said.

Residents of Limon, a town whose population is mostly of African descent, were shocked by the crime, Ferrufino said.

The murders were reported to police at 2:00 a.m. and investigators are still trying to clear up what happened, the police chief said.

An average of 15 people are murdered each day in Honduras, official figures show.

The Central American country, according to National Autonomous University Violence Observatory figures, registered an average of 19 murders per day in 2013. EFE