An Ohio based man murdered his own wife and 3 children
A 44-year-old Ohio father shot and killed his wife and three young children before pulling his gun, said the Elyria Police Department.
Police were called to a house in the north of the city early Wednesday morning for a health check and found that all five family members had died inside.
They identified the family as John Nelson, Robin Nelson, 35; Gavin Nelson, 12 years old; Brianna Nelson, 10; and Liam Nelson, 6 years old.
A neighbor claimed that she heard the sound of gunfire
Renette Hubbard, a neighbor, told the sources that she heard gunshots on Tuesday night.
Elyria police said they checked the family when John Nelson was unable to come to work and his boss worried. Authorities have not said what could have led to the suicide murder and family members also seem confused.
A neighbor, Josalynn Wolffork, said he saw the couple arguing on the road recently.
All three children attended schools in the city of Elyria. The district released a statement Wednesday that counselors and social workers will be available at Elyria High School on Monday for “students, parents, and staff in need of support.”