Washington man tells police he shot adult daughter and son as wife slept

By Stephen C. Webster
Monday, March 25, 2013 8:43 EDT
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Police in Washington said Sunday night that a 69-year-old man was taken into custody after calling 911 early in the morning to report that he shot his adult son and daughter and was thinking about shooting himself too.

Officers arrived on the scene only to discover the man was still armed with a small handgun, which he willingly surrendered to them, according to Fox affiliate KCPQ Seattle. A neighbor told reporter James Lynch that they did not hear any gunshots.

Police reportedly said the family had a history of domestic violence and potential mental health concerns. Two younger boys, 6 and 7, were both found unharmed, police added. Their mother allegedly slept through the incident and was also unharmed.

The female victim died from a single gunshot wound to the head, police said. The male is in critical condition.

This video is from Fox affiliate KCPQ Seattle, aired Sunday, March 24, 2013.


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Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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