Town of Wallkill father allegedly kills two children, himself in apparent murder-suicide

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TOWN OF WALLKILL, N.Y. -- A father and his two children are dead in an apparent murder-suicide that took place at a home in Wallkill Thursday evening.

Neighbors tell PIX11 that a woman arrived at 559 Fifth Ave. just before 5:30 p.m. to find her husband and two children, a 13-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy, shot to death.

It is not known if the woman lived at the residence.

"Obviously we are all extremely upset. And disappointed," a neighbor said. "For years, we have been calling CPS (child protective services) because of what was going on in the house. He would never let them out."

News12 Hudson Valley reports that the father was a retired police officer with the Town of Newburgh.

The Town of Wallkill is approximately 75 miles north of New York City.

An investigation is ongoing.