Washington man shoots his children
A Washington man shot and killed his five children and himself after discovering his wife was leaving him for another man, authorities said Sunday.
The bodies James Harrison's children, ages 7 to 16, were found with multiple gunshot wounds Saturday in the family's mobile home, most of them in their beds, MSNBC.com reported.
Harrison's body had been found earlier that day with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in his idling car.
The night before, Harrison and his eldest daughter discovered his wife, Angela Harrison, at a convenience store with another man, said Ed Troyer, spokesman for the Pierce County Sheriff.
His wife told Harrison that she was not coming home and was leaving him for the other man.
Authorities did not release the names, but the family's relatives identified the couple and their children.
Authorities suspect that after the children went to bed, Harrison shot them multiple times. Four of the children were found in their beds, while the fifth was found in the bathroom surrounded by evidence of a violent struggle.
Investigators believe that Harrison returned to the store looking for his wife. When he didn't find her, he soon realized what he had done, and shot himself.