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The Latest: Man found dead was father of 2 children killed

October 05, 2016 - 7:10 PM

BEAVERTON, Ore. - The Latest on a deadly shooting in Oregon (all times local):

7 p.m.

Police say a man found dead in an apartment near Portland, Oregon, was the 36-year-old father of two children who were also found fatally shot.

Beaverton police spokesman Mike Rowe told The Associated Press that when police officers entered the Beaverton apartment on Wednesday, they initially thought, based on the gunshot wounds, that all three people were dead.

As they backed out of the apartment to preserve evidence, Rowe says they heard rustling inside and then a single shot.

Rowe says a tactical negotiation team called to the scene then entered the apartment and confirmed all three people inside were deceased.

Rowe says a major crime team was investigating the incident as a homicide-suicide.

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6:15 p.m.

Police say an 8-year-old girl and 6-year-old boy were among the three people fatally shot at an apartment complex near Portland, Oregon.

Beaverton police spokesman Mike Rowe said in a news release that officers responded to the apartment in Beaverton Wednesday afternoon after a woman called saying three people were dead inside.

Police say a man was also found dead. A major crime team was investigating the incident as a homicide-suicide and they don't believe there is a risk to the public.

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5:43 p.m.

Authorities say two children and an adult were killed in a shooting at an apartment complex near Portland, Oregon.

KATU reports (http://bit.ly/2cTA0pg ) that a police spokesperson in Beaverton, Oregon, says the incident appears to be murder-suicide.

No other information was immediately available.

Beaverton is about 8 miles west of Portland.

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