Detectives are trying to piece together what happened inside a Sydney home before a father shot his two teenaged children dead in a “planned and premeditated” attack.
John Edwards’ 15-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter were killed in a bedroom at their Hull Road home at West Pennant Hills about 5.20pm on Thursday.
About 12 hours later Mr Edwards was found dead in his own home at Normanhurst.
Police believe the 68-year-old took his own life soon after the shooting.
According to The Daily Telegraph, Edwards hired a car so that when he pulled up outside the family home, his children wouldn’t know it was him. He timed the attack just before school holidays, so he knew his son and daughter would be at home alone without their mother.
When Olga Edwards arrived home on Thursday at around 6.30pm, it’s reported she collapsed from “severe shock” as she saw the “horrific scene” that lay before her.
West Pennant Hills: Two young teenagers, a boy and a girl, shot dead in their bedrooms. Their father 68-year old John Ian Edwards was found dead in Normanhurst after the incident. @dantececcon #7News pic.twitter.com/66MDL4Ae6y
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