68-Year-Old Father Found Dead After Fatally Shooting His Teenage Children

The shooting took place in Sydney’s northwest. Source Google MapsMore

Early on Friday police said the man wanted in relation to the fatal double shooting in the north-western suburb of West Pennant Hills had been found inside a home at Normanhurst.

A father who fatally shot his two teenage children at a home in Sydney's northwest before shooting himself at a nearby house had been involved in a long-running custody battle, police say.

A boy and girl, described by police as "young teenagers" were killed in the incident while a woman in her 30s, who police believe to be their mother, turned up at the scene shortly after police arrived.

"We do believe that it may well be domestic violence-related and our focus at the moment is on the investigation to locate our person of interest", he told reporters late on Thursday.

Edwards was previously known to police but his criminal record was from "many years ago" and not "extensive", according to Supt McFadden.

Emergency services arrived at the Hull Road address just after 5pm on Thursday to find a 13-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy dead in their bedrooms.

Sky F1 interview interrupted as England score vs Sweden at World Cup
England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was notably called into action early in the second half when he saved Marcus Berg's header. I believe that they are perfectly able to go all the way".


Neighbours return to their house next door to where two teenagers were shot in their bedrooms on Hull Road, West Pennant Hills. Police say two "quite powerful" pistols used in the murder and subsequent suicide were acquired legally this year and the murder was premeditated.

"I can't imagine the significant stress and heartache she is going through", acting Assistant Commissioner McFadden said.

The dead man and the teens' 36-year-old mother had fought for custody of the children over the last two years, McFadden said.

He told reporters the attack was a "very harrowing experience for those initial responding emergency service providers" who were called to the "horrific scene" following reports of gunshots.

NSW Ambulance Inspector Kevin Sweeney described it as an "extremely distressing and stressful situation" for paramedics who arrived at the scene.

"Unfortunately there was nothing we could do to help [the two teenagers]", he said.

UFC 226: History on the line in main event
Cormier, who is already the light heavyweight champion, was fighting to become a two-division champion. Miocic landed some fierce punches of his own and then, proceedings were brought to a halt.


At the scene on Thursday evening, forensic investigators wearing white protective suits could be seen walking up and down the street with torches and cameras.

Longtime resident John Howard, 82, told news.com.au it was "normally a pretty quiet street".

"It's a bad, awful tragedy", the prime minister told reporters on Friday.

"It's made me a bit shakey", he said.

"Our hearts go out to the mother and to all of the family. A lot of young people have been moving into the area".

If you or someone you know needs help, contact Lifeline, on 13 11 14.

North Korea attacks 'gangster-like' US
Pompeo also told reporters that he discussed the destruction of a missile test site that Trump said was already being dismantled. Pompeo said both the testing facility issue and recovering USA remains still need to be finalized.


Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Belgium holds off Brazil’s comeback effort to reach World Cup semifinals
Jul 08, 2018 - 18:49
Meanwhile, Manchester City's De Bruyne warned Belgium not to get carried away and said they had achieved nothing yet. One of them was Philippe Coutinho , who admitted it was tough to take because their dream was to win the tournament.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top England vs India 2018, 2nd T20I: Hits and misses
Jul 08, 2018 - 18:23
In fact, India's last series' loss with more one T20I game also came against the same opposition, at Florida in August 2016. The key to India's success may well lie yet again with the wrist-spinners, especially Kuldeep Yadav.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hsieh stunned at ‘amazing’ win over Halep
Jul 08, 2018 - 17:40
Halep is the first No. 1 seed to fail to reach the round of 16 at Wimbledon since Serena Williams in 2014. Djokovic plays Russian world number 40 Karen Khachanov for a place in the quarter-finals on Monday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sonos files for IPO
Jul 08, 2018 - 17:09
The company has a lot of satisfied customers, noting in its filing that 61% of its customers own more than one Sonos product . In 2017, Sonos reported revenue of $992.5 million, a 10 percent increase over the prior year, and a $14.2 million loss.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 213000 more hired in June; jobless rate rises to 4 percent
Jul 08, 2018 - 16:55
For many, the jobs numbers helped reinforce their predictions. In H1 of past year , the increase was 1.1 million. Automakers added 12,000 jobs in June.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sacha Baron Cohen Teases New Trump-Trashing Project
Jul 08, 2018 - 15:59
His last film, 2016's " The Brothers Grimsby ", which was a major flop , had a plot point in which Trump contracted HIV. Cohen has yet to confirm whether this means he is working on a movie about Trump , but it wouldn't be a surprise.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Suzuki Jimny Gets 1.5-liter Engine In Europe
Jul 08, 2018 - 15:56
The boot floor and the backs of the rear seats are coated in plastic for protection against dirt and stains. Inside, the new Jimny will be much safer and high tech than its geriatric predecessor .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top At World Cup, foreign fans adopt traditional Russian headdress
Jul 08, 2018 - 14:43
Croatia are through to the semi-final of the World Cup after beating Russia/ Croatia following a nerve-wracking penalty shootout. Croatia beat hosts Russian Federation on penalties after a 2-2 draw after extra time in the World Cup quarter-final in Sochi.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump mocks Elizabeth Warren, the '#MeToo generation'
Jul 08, 2018 - 14:42
One day, though? " More than anything else, I just don't feel that pressure and that rush", Kennedy said. He again referred to Warren of MA as "Pocahontas" to ridicule her claims of Native American ancestry.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top U.S. Army Is Discharging Immigrants Who Were Promised Citizenship
Jul 08, 2018 - 13:49
The Army, however, could not provide VOA with specific details of individuals' security checks due to privacy laws. Zhao says that finding out he was discharged from the United States army was "like falling from Heaven to hell".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Vettel fastest in second British GP practice
Jul 08, 2018 - 13:08
I'll start the wave, and let them continue'. "I don't know what happened but it went stiff and then we loosened it up". Brendon Hartley , who crashed spectacularly in the morning practice, did not take part in qualifying.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Merkel would back cutting European Union tariffs on US auto imports
Jul 08, 2018 - 10:45
Merkel refused to close Germany's borders as the migrant influx peaked in 2015 but has since significantly toughened her stance. Germany also wants to reach bilateral deals with Greece and Italy so they take back asylum seekers.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Wimbledon 2018 -- Caroline Wozniacki roller coaster takes another unusual turn
Jul 08, 2018 - 10:16
Unexpectedly, the former quarterfinalist came up with a lovely backhand victor followed by an ace to save herself from the brink. After the match, though, Wozniacki denied that the flying bugs had any impact in her loss, CNN reported.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top US service member killed in Afghanistan in apparent insider attack
Jul 08, 2018 - 08:40
To date this year, three other troops have been killed in hostile incidents in Afghanistan. Additional information will be released as appropriate, the Resolute Support said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top England fans react to goals in Sweden win
Jul 08, 2018 - 06:00
Like much that Southgate has done since taking over as England manager, it has proved a refreshing and hugely effective approach. The 1966 World Cup champions last reached the semifinals in 1990, losing the first of a series of haunting penalty shootouts.