A Denver, Colorado mother shot and killed two of her children, and shot a third, before committing suicide in the family’s home, according to reports. The two dead children were both under the age of ten, and the child who survived is in critical condition, USA Today reports:
Neighbor Debbie Martinez said the house was recently remodeled, and she saw a family of five — two adults and three children — move in about six months ago.
“They seem like outgoing people. They didn’t bother anybody,” she said.
On a corner about a block from the scene, members of nearby Providence Bible Church gathered in a circle to prayer.
“Basically, we pray for the community,” said Jose Rojas, pastor of the church.
“This is the horror of the whole country. There are all these shootings,” he said. “I think it’s too much, too much to see innocent people being killed.”
The deaths came as the Colorado Legislature considered stricter gun laws and President Barack Obama tried to rally national support for a ban on assault weapons.
Studies show that people who have guns in their home are far more likely to be victims of gun violence.
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