A mum who shot her three kids before turning the gun on herself had previously called for an end to gun violence on social media.
The bodies of Ashley Auzenne and her children Parrish, 11, Eleanor, 9 and Lincoln, 7, were found in the family’s home in Deer Park, east of Houston, in the US state of Texas, Tuesday morning (local time), ABC 13 reported.
A statement released by police on Thursday confirmed the 39-year-old woman had used a gun on her children then killed herself in a murder suicide.
Police were responding to a call for a welfare check at her home when they uncovered the four dead bodies and a gun about 8.45am.
Court records indicated Ms Auzenne had finalised the divorce with her ex-husband Murvin Auzenne Jr just last week, according to ABC 13.
In November last year, Ms Auzenne updated her Facebook profile photo with a banner in support of #EndGunViolence.
The grandad of the young victims described them as “amazing children in all kinds of fantastic ways”.
“They were kids you wanted to have around, they really were...They played well, they talked to the adults,” he told the publication.
Mr Auzenne Jr said nothing his ex wife did or said had given him any indication she could commit such a crime, he told The Houston Chronicle.
“She and I had our issues, we argued and fought just like any other couple headed for divorce, but I never had any reason to believe she was capable of this. Nobody did,” he said.
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