Par­ents, three sons dead in ap­par­ent mur­der-sui­cide

Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - News -

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A hus­band and wife and three of their young chil­dren died Satur­day morn­ing at the fam­ily’s San Diego home in what po­lice be­lieve was a mur­der-sui­cide sparked by a bit­ter di­vorce.

Po­lice Lt. Matt Dobbs told re­porters that of­fi­cers ar­rived at the home shortly be­fore 7 a.m. Satur­day fol­low­ing a 911 call from the res­i­dence in which a dis­patcher heard some­one be­ing asked to leave. As they trav­eled there an­other call came from a neigh­bor say­ing they heard a sound com­ing from the home that sounded like a nail gun.

Of­fi­cers looked through a win­dow and saw a small boy in­side cov­ered in blood. They broke into the house and found a 29-year-old woman, her 31-year-old hus­band and their 3-year-old son dead and three other boys, be­lieved to be ages 5, 9, and 11 badly wounded.

Two were pro­nounced dead at a hos­pi­tal. The third was re­ported to be in very crit­i­cal con­di­tion, Dobbs told a news con­fer­ence.

Po­lice orig­i­nally gave the sur­viv­ing boy’s age as 11 but said later they could not be sure if that was cor­rect.

They sought to re­as­sure the com­mu­nity they are not look­ing for a sus­pect.

“It ap­pears to be a tragic case of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence,” Dobbs said.

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