Three children under the age of 8 were found dead in an apartment in California and a woman who was found with severe ‘self-inflicted’ wounds was rushed to a hospital.
The young children were found lifeless on Wednesday at around 2 pm inside a Le Grand apartment. The woman with injuries was flown to a hospital in ‘life-threatening’ condition, police reported.
The woman’s relationship to the kids has not been released but neighbors said that a family lived in the flat.
According to reports, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department was called to the apartment for a welfare check after a man outside the apartment screamed: “My kids were killed.”
Neighbor Elias Vargas heard the screams of the man, who was walking between Le Grand Elementary and the apartment.
Speaking to WFMZ, Vargas said: “He was kind of yelling hysterically, saying: ‘My kids were killed,’ so that’s when I knew something serious had happened.
“It’s just a shock for the community right now to see this kind of stuff happen.”
The children were found dead inside the flat but the cause of death hasn’t been disclosed.
Speaking to Mercer Sun-Star, Deputy Daryl Allen said: “We’re still in the beginning stages of our investigation We’re trying to collect statements from people who were in the area.”
“(We have been) in contact he family members to let them know what has happened,” he continued.
“This is a very stressful time for everybody, especially family members.”
“Le Grand is a very small town, it’s a very tight-knit town. I can tell you that from living here for a long time,” Allen added.
“Everyone in this town knows everybody, so when something like this happens, it affects everybody,’ he said. ‘This right here is going to affect this town.”
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