Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Two Wisconsin children shot to death by father

A 10 and 14 year old child are dead in a murder/suicide incident in DePere, Wisconsin. As always in these cases, there are conflicting views about the family and the person who did the shooting. From the article:
Dan Angell, who lives across the street, said the family seemed like a normal family.
"I would have never guessed that any of that would have happened," Angell said.

A police truck was outside the ranch-style home with an attached garage Friday evening. Beiderwieden said he does not believe police had been called to the house for any previous trouble.

Neighbor Jane Nohr told the Green Bay Press-Gazette that the family moved in about five years ago. She described Denis Bay as demanding and said whenever he saw his wife talking to her he would send the kids to get her.

Police said Saturday they are still investigating the motive. Police said Denis Bay was unemployed and his wife filed for divorce in 2010. The divorce was still pending.
The public will likely learn more later as more information is released. Guns just make is so much easier to end difficult situations. And two more children were caught in the middle of an apparent domestic dispute.

UPDATE (2/12/12):  Killed were the mother, Michelle Bay, daughter Andrea Bay (age 14), and son Daniel Bay (age 10), as well as the father who did the shooting, Denis.

From a follow up article:
Michelle was born in Sturgeon Bay, graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1985 and worked as an accountant until health problems forced her to retire in 2002. She also was an artist who enjoyed painting, making jewelry and other crafts. She is survived by three sisters.

Andrea, 14, was a freshman at De Pere High School who wanted to become a veterinarian. She also played the violin, enjoyed volleyball and archery and loved her dog, Maddie.

Daniel, 10, was a fourth-grade student at Heritage Elementary School in De Pere. He loved school and enjoyed playing cards, fishing and visiting his aunt Margaret and uncle Tim's cabin.
(Additional article).

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