2 children, 1 man died in apparent murder suicide

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Posted: Mar 6, 2011 11:32 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: children, man, murder, suicide, New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS- Authorities say they're investigating an apparent murder-suicide in which a 22-year-old man is believed to have shot two children before turning the gun on himself.

Officer Hilal Williams of the New Orleans Police Department says a nine-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl were killed. Their names weren't immediately released. All three were found in a residence early Sunday.

Williams tells The Times-Picayune the man was staying temporarily at the residence and suffered from schizophrenia. He had stopped taking his medication and had been awake for several days.

Williams says the man had prior arrests for domestic violence, simple criminal damage, trespassing and simple arson, among other charges.

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