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Father suspected of killing 2 children, mother in murder-suicide near Graham

Father suspected of killing 2 children, mother in murder-suicide near Graham

GRAHAM, Wash. – The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department reports that a mother and two children are dead following a murder-suicide near the city of Graham early this morning.

The suspect is the father of the two children, who PCSD says called 911 to report the murders before killing himself.

The Pierce County Sheriff reports that the man was a member of the air force, stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. 

Troyer is at scene. Toddlers are 1 male and 1 female Under 5 years old. Suspect was a member of the air force and stationed at JBLM. Ages and more info to follow when confirmed

— Pierce Co Sheriff (@PierceSheriff) March 13, 2018

The children, a boy and a girl, were each under 5 years old. Both the children are believed to have been shot while they were sleeping. The mother was also shot while in bed, according to the sheriff’s department.

There is no known motive for the shootings, and investigators say a background check of the home showed that there had been no previous problems at the residence.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as soon as we learn more details.

Triple homicide-suicide in the 5700 block of 209th ST E. Deceased are two toddlers under 5 years old and their mother. Suspect is father who committed suicide after calling 911 and stating he was responsible for homicides. Transitioning from SWAT operations to investigations.

— Pierce Co Sheriff (@PierceSheriff) March 13, 2018

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Information from: KOMO News