Police: L.A. man kills wife, 5 children, himself over job troubles


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By Thomas Watkins
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — A 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 family's two-story home.

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