DUXBURY – Two children, ages 5 and 3, died after being found inside a Duxbury home on Tuesday night, and an 8-month-old was taken to a Boston-area hospital with serious injuries. .
First responders rushed to the 47 Summer Street home shortly after 6 p.m. after receiving a 911 call from a male resident, said Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Crews.
According to Cruz, a man reported a suicide attempt by an adult female resident who jumped out of the window of her home.
First responders found three children, all unconscious, with obvious signs of trauma, Cruz said.
“A 5-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy were taken to a local hospital and confirmed dead,” Cruz said at a press conference.
“This is an unimaginable, senseless tragedy and an ongoing investigation,” Cruz said.
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He said the woman was the mother of three children, but no further information was released.
Duxbury resident Tom McGrath said: “It’s kind of like how can this happen around here. But you can’t imagine how devastating it would be when you put yourself in a man’s shoes.” said.
Cruz will not comment on whether the children’s mother is a suspect.
“This is an ongoing investigation and we’ll see where it leads us,” Cruz said. I am making sure that I have to do everything necessary to get into the house and make a decision.”
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He said authorities are still in the process of notifying next of kin.
Cruise said the woman is alive but did not elaborate on her condition.
“This is an isolated incident and poses no further threat to the community,” Duxbury Police Chief Michael Carbon said.
If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or mental health issues, call Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 or 800-273-8255 to see a trained counselor or 988lifeline.org.
This article originally appeared in The Patriot Ledger. Two children die in Duxbury.the baby was taken to the hospital