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Police: 2 children, man dead in apparent murder-suicide

ROCKFORD — Authorities say two children and a man were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide southeast of Rockford.

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department officials say deputies responded Saturday morning to a home in the 4600 block of Chandon Woods Drive, near Linden and Perryville Roads, to conduct a welfare check. They found the two children who appeared to have been shot in separate bedrooms.

The man was found in a third bedroom and also appeared to have died from a gunshot wound.

Their identities weren’t immediately released. The sheriff’s office says the man was related to the children.

The sheriff’s office says it’s investigating.

Associated Press; With Staff reports

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