Man who killed daughter in wheelchair and son is dead

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The man who Memphis Police said shot and killed two of his children later died at the Regional Medical Center.

The murders happened Friday night in the 400 block of Chinaberry.

Investigators say 42-year-old Abel Gomez killed his 5-year-old daughter Lupita, who was in a wheelchair and his 24-year-old son Gustavo.

An 11-year-old son was able to escape as did the man’s wife.

When police arrived, they found the children dead and Abel Gomez with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police were at the house on a domestic disturbance call involving a man and his wife when the shooting happened.

Able Gustavo opened fire on officers as they tried to get inside.



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