3 kids run toward deputies after apparent murder-suicide in Los Angeles County home

Three children fled a Los Angeles-area home where their mother and her boyfriend died in an apparent murder-suicide on New Year’s Day, authorities said.

Deputies responding to a domestic violence call at the residence in Temple City found three boys, ages 5 to 11, running toward them around 7 a.m. Sunday, said sheriff’s Lt. Derrick Alfred.

Inside the home, deputies found a 27-year-old woman shot multiple times, Alfred said. The man, 28, appeared to have a self-inflicted head wound, he said. Both died at the scene. Their names were not immediately released.

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One of the children made the 911 call. Alfred said he does not know if the call came in before or after the woman was shot.

"It’s a very tragic situation," he said.

The woman was the mother of the three children, Alfred said. The man, who had been her boyfriend for about a year, was not related to the boys.

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