2 Adults, 2 Kids Dead in California Murder-Suicide

Another man wounded in stabbing
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 16, 2012 2:00 AM CST
2 Adults, 2 Kids Dead in Fresno, California Murder-Suicide
Police are probing an apparent murder-suicide that killed 4.   (Shutterstock)

Two adults and two children were found dead of gunshot wounds in a California apartment yesterday, while another man was found with stab wounds outside its door, police say. Though the details remain hazy, police believe the mother of the kids shot herself when police arrived, the Fresno Bee reports. After receiving a domestic disturbance call, police approached the apartment to find the stabbed man, believed to be the mother's husband and father of the children, outside.

After hearing a gunshot, they entered the apartment to find a woman in her 20s, who appeared to have shot herself. Police also found the two children, 18 months and 3 years old, as well as a man in his 30s whose connection to the family hasn't been revealed. The stabbing victim was reported in critical condition at a nearby hospital. Neighbors called the victims a "normal" family. "I never saw them fighting. They would come out with the baby carriage, and the man was taking care of his children," one told the AP. (More California stories.)

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