Four children held hostage and shot dead by man who was father to two of them, before killing himself
Four children have been shot dead by a man who was holding them hostage in Florida, police have said.
Suspect Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr, 35, killed the children after which he is said to have turned the gun on himself in a closet in the flat in Florida.
The children with Lindsey ranged in age from 1 to 11. The Orlando Sentinel reports two of them were Lindsey’s children and two belonged to his girlfriend, who called police Sunday.
Gary Lindsey first shot a police officer, who is now in critical condition, after which he barricaded himself into the apartment with the children for nearly 24 hours. Orlando police Chief John Mina said officers tried to offer one of their phones to Lindsey, whose phone had spotty service, and saw that one of the children had been killed.