BEAVERTON, Ore. (KOIN) — Two children are dead after an apparent murder-suicide in Beaverton Wednesday afternoon.
Beaverton Police confirmed that the shooter was the 36-year-old father of the 6-year-old boy and 8-year-old girl who were killed. The incident happened at the Redwood Apartments on SW Hall Blvd. and Greenway.
A female relative reportedly called 911 after she found the victims.
When officers arrived, the found what appeared to be 3 dead victims. Per police protocol they backed out of the apartment to avoid contaminating the murder scene. From outside, officers heard rustling followed by a single gunshot. They believe the man woke up and took his own life.
Officer Jeremy Shaw with Beaverton PD said due to the trauma to the man, officers believed all 3 were dead before they cleared the scene.
The tactical negotiation team later reentered the apartment and confirmed that all 3 were dead. Investigators believe the man woke up and took his own life.
Police say there is no risk to the public but there will be traffic delays due to the investigation.
KOIN 6 News will have more information when it becomes available.