Va. man kills wife, children on Father’s Day


CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — A Virginia man shot and killed his wife, son and step-daughter before killing himself, according to authorities.

WTVR is reporting that the triple-murder suicide took place in Chesterfield on Father’s Day.

Police responded to the home just after 10 p.m. Sunday to check on the welfare of a person. Upon arrival, police heard gunshots inside the home.

Investigators identified the victims as Renotta I. Jernigan, 30, Seth Jernigan, 2, and Alexis F. Kellas, 9.

Barry C. Jernigan, 35, was also found dead inside the family’s home.

Police say Jernigan shot his family then turned the gun on himself.

Jernigan died on scene. The child later died at the hospital.

Read more: WTVR

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