TABERNACLE, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A shooting at a home in southern New Jersey left two children dead and a woman and another child wounded, and police Thursday night were trying to determine who pulled the trigger.
As CBS2’s Christine Sloan reported, New Jersey State Police received a report of multiple shootings in the home on Holly Park Drive in Tabernacle after 9 a.m. Thursday, Trooper Alina Spies said.
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When police arrived at the home, they found a boy and a girl shot dead.
Two others, a woman identified as Jeaninne LePage, 44, and a boy were also shot. They were taken to Cooper University Hospital in Camden where they were listed in critical condition, police said.
Investigators said during a news conference Thursday afternoon that they believe LePage is the mother of the three children who were shot.
According to investigators, the LePage suffered a gunshot wound to the head. All four were shot with the same handgun, which was found at the scene, police said. All four were also found in the same room.
“We found a really horrific scene, and since that time, investigators and troopers together have been working at that site,” said State Police spokesman Capt. Stephen Jones. “They’ll be there for quite a long time.
The shootings occurred sometime between the overnight and 9 a.m., Jones said.
Capt. Geoff Noble said there was no ongoing manhunt Thursday, but the case was being handled as a homicide investigation, 1010 WINS’ Rebecca Granet reported.