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Cops: Tennessee Mom, 4 Kids Died in Murder-Suicide

Children ranged in age from 8 to 16
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 16, 2018 12:01 AM CDT
Police say there were no previous reports of violence at the home.   (Getty Images/ChiccoDodiFC)

(Newser) – A Tennessee official says a mother and four children have been found dead at a home in Columbia. Maury County District Attorney Brent Cooper says the family died in an apparent murder-suicide, the AP reports. The dead children, who ranged in age from 8 to 16, and woman were found by a family member Monday evening. The Maury County Fire Department says it responded to a report of a shooting at the home that night and alerted law enforcement. Maury County Sheriff Bucky Rowland says the children—three girls and one boy—were homeschooled, and there were no previous reports of violence at the home. Authorities haven't released the identities of those involved. (Read more Tennessee stories.)

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