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Police: Father kills 2-year-old son in apparent murder-suicide in Maple Valley

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MAPLE VALLEY, Wash. -- Detectives are investigating an apparent murder-suicide after a father and child were found dead inside a Maple Valley home.

Maple Valley police and King County sheriff's deputies were called around 11 p.m. Thursday to the home near Southeast 276th Street and 212th Place Southeast.

According to police, the child's mother came home and found her son unresponsive. Ambulances rushed to the home, but the 2-year-old died at the scene.

Investigators said moments later they entered the home and found the child's father dead inside with a gunshot wound. It was not immediately known how the child died.

Authorities say the deaths are being investigated as a domestic violence situation.

Major Crimes detectives were called to the scene.

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