Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Dad kills 2 kids, shoots himself (Scottsdale, Arizona)

Very few details here. Will post more information as it becomes available.

Dad kills 2 kids, shoots himself at Scottsdale home

by Jennifer Thomas

Posted on March 31, 2010 at 10:09 AM

Updated today at 11:26 AM

SCOTTSDALE -- A father reportedly shot his two children and then himself at a Scottsdale home Wednesday morning.

According to Scottsdale police Officer David Pubins, at approximately 8 a.m. a man called 911 and said he had shot his child.

When police officers arrived at the home near Lincoln Drive and Scottsdale Road, they forced entry and found two small children dead from apparent gunshot wounds.

Pubins said the 39-year-old father also shot himself. He was transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries and is expected to survive.

No one else was home at the time of the shootings. The mother came back to the scene and is being helped by a crisis management team.

There is no information on the ages of the children.

Police do not know the motive for the shootings.

Detectives are expected to be on scene throughout the day as the investigation continues.

Stay with for more information as details become available.