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Police: Man shoots, kills wife and children on Father’s Day


CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Police say a father in Virginia is accused of shooting and killing his wife, son and step-daughter on Father’s Day.

Investigators say 35-year-old Barry Jernigan is believed to have shot and killed 30-year-old Renotta Jernigan, 2-year-old Seth Jernigan and 9-year-old Alexis Kellas.

Police say after the murders, Barry Jernigan turned the gun on himself.

Authorities say when they arrived to the home, they heard multiple gunshots.

Police soon found bystanders trying to help Renotta and 2-year-old Seth, who had both been shot.

Tragically, the entire family died from their injuries.

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