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Divorced Dad Kills 3 Kids, Self

July 10, 1998

JASPER, Ind. (AP) _ A recently divorced man went to his ex-wife’s home early today and shot three children to death before taking his own life, authorities said.

The man went to his ex-wife’s home and shot their two children and the woman’s child from a previous marriage, then shot himself, said Indiana State Police spokesman Norm Webber.

The woman escaped unharmed to a neighbor’s home and called police, Webber said.

The names of the man and the children were not immediately released.

The man had arrived at the home sometime after 5 a.m., and shots were fired a short time later, police said.

The couple’s divorce had become final two weeks ago.

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