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Monday, September 17, 2012

Kids witness murder/suicide by father in Yakima, Washington

Several children were at their father's residence in Yakima, Washington, when their mother, who is divorced, arrived to pick them up.  Their parents got into an argument, then the father shot the mother.  After someone was called and came to pick up the kids, the father then fatally shot himself.  The has mother survived so far.

From an article:

The Yakima Sheriff's office says a child called authorities to report his father shooting her mother then taking his own life. 
Sgt. Mike Russell says that on Sunday evening authorities were notified of the shooting by a young girl, who said her father had shot her mother. 
Russell says that the 32-year-old father and the 36-year-old woman had been estranged. He says that when the woman arrived at the man's residence in Yakima County to pick up the children, the couple got into a fight. He says the man then shot his wife. 
The father called a relative to take the children and shot himself after they were out of the house. 
Russell says the woman survived and was taken to the hospital. Her condition was not immediately available.


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