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2 children, mother dead in double homicide-suicide in North Carolina, police say

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(WSOC)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A young boy and girl were killed in northwest Charlotte Saturday night by their mother who then committed suicide, according to WSOC, citing police.

Officials with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said they responded to the Old Gum Branch Road bridge at Interstate 485 just after 5:30 p.m. for a suicide call and found a woman dead on the interstate.

Authorities said “key information” led officers to a home on Sebastiani Drive, where the woman’s children, ages 7 and 3, were found badly assaulted and alone.

The children were taken to Carolinas Medical Center where they were pronounced dead, officials said.

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