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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Five Dead, One Hospitalized, in Apparent Murder-Suicide

According to Sgt. Peter Rodriguez, of the neighboring Brea police department, which is handling the investigation, the call came in to the 911 call center at around 11 p.m. Saturday. The boy has been hospitalized and is in stable condition.

Police found the body of a woman on the doorstep. Inside, they found the bodies of a 5-year-old boy and two girls, ages 8 and 9. Officers also found the body of a man with a shotgun beneath him.

Police did not immediately know the motive for the shootings or the relationship of the victims.

This incident has shocked the community of Yorba Linda, a bedroom community 40 miles south of Los Angeles, which is the home of the Nixon Library. The Library is across the street from the scene of the homicides.

So far police have been unable to determine a motive in the slayings.

Updates as they become available.

Once and Always, an American Fighting Man