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Shooting in SE Kansas apparently murder-suicide

Published on -2/7/2014, 1:37 PM

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AUGUSTA, Kan. (AP) -- Police say a double shooting in the southeast Kansas town of Augusta is believed to be a murder-suicide.

Two people were found dead in a home Thursday evening after a 12-year-old boy called police to report shots fired in the house.

Tyler Brewer, director of public safety in Augusta, says the boy had locked himself in a bedroom when he heard his mother scream. A dispatcher talked the boy into crawling out a bedroom window to safety.

Brewer identified the dead as 45-year-old Gary Weaver and 31-year-old Erin Weaver. He says the couple had no previous history of domestic violence.

The boy was placed with his father, who does not live in Butler County.

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