FOXNews.com - Man Shoots Wife, 5 Kids, Self in California Home - Local News | News Articles | National News | US NewsA father apparently distraught over job problems shot and killed his wife and five young children and then committed suicide at their home Tuesday, police said. The victims included two sets of twins.
The bodies were found when police responded to a report of a shooting in progress in the Wilmington area shortly before 8:30 a.m., Officer Sam Park said. The bodies were found throughout the McFarland Avenue house.
The victims were not immediately identified.
Deputy Chief Kenneth Garner said the man killed his wife, an 8-year-old girl, twin 5-year-old daughters and twin 2-year-old sons. He then killed himself.
"He was despondent, clearly, over his job situation," Garner said.
Either before or after killing his family, the man sent a two-page typewritten letter to KABC-TV, Garner said. The Burbank-based television station called police in that suburb, Garner said.
"Obviously he wanted somebody to find the bodies," Garner said.
Garner said he didn't exactly know the man's job situation, but "it wasn't going well at work."
"In the note, he clearly said he was going to kill himself, his wife and his kids," Garner said.
Wilmington, about 18 miles south of downtown, is a 10-square-mile community adjacent to the Port of Los Angeles.