Man kills his 2 young children then himself near Portland, police say


BEAVERTON, Ore. – Police say an 8-year-old girl and 6-year-old boy were among the three people fatally shot at an apartment complex near Portland, Oregon.

Beaverton police spokesman Mike Rowe said in a news release that officers responded to the apartment in Beaverton Wednesday afternoon after a woman called saying three people were dead inside.

Police say a man was also found dead.

Beaverton police posted on Facebook that the shooter was the children’s 36-year-old father.

A female relative found the victims and called 911.

A major crime team was investigating the incident as a homicide-suicide and they don’t believe there is a risk to the public.