Twin Infants Among 6 Dead in Family Massacre

Two-year-old is fighting for her life
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 11, 2007 4:39 AM CDT
Twin Infants Among 6 Dead in Family Massacre
Authorities remove a body from a house where a shooting left six people dead and one injured according to Delavan police chief Tim O'Neill Sunday, June 10, 2007, in Delavan, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Two infant twin boys are among six dead in a Wisconsin massacre that appears to be a murder-suicide. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports a two-year-old girl, found in a van outside the house, survived the slaughter after being shot in the chest. The children's father and a 19-year-old woman were among those killed.

The father had just returned the three young childen to the home of their mother, from whom he was estranged. Neighbors in the town of Delavan heard what they assumed were firecrackers Saturday night. The police are still sorting out the web of relationships in the house. (Read more murder-suicide stories.)

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