Philadelphia mom kills 2 young daughters, husband before trying to kill self, police say

PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania mom is in critical condition after police said she killed her children and husband, then shot herself, authorities said.

According to KYW-TV and the Philadelphia Inquirer, the deadly shooting occurred just before 10 p.m. Monday at a home in Philadelphia's Tacony neighborhood. Police said the 29-year-old woman fatally shot her two daughters, ages 10 months and 4 years, as well as their 35-year-old father. All three victims suffered gunshot wounds to the head, authorities said.

When police arrived at the Hegerman Street home, they discovered the woman outside "lying on top of a gun," the Inquirer reported. Authorities said the woman, who apparently shot herself, was taken to a nearby hospital.

Philadelphia police have not released the names of the woman or the victims, the news outlets reported.

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