A California man stabbed his three young sons to death in a car outside of a Los Angeles elementary school before stabbing himself, police say.
Police say a man in his 30’s was found bleeding from the chest with his three sons, ages 8 to 12, stabbed to death in the passenger seats.
The father, whose name was not disclosed, is in the hospital in critical condition and will be arrested if he survives his wounds.
Police said the motive is unclear and the man had no history of domestic violence or criminal acts.
“These are horrific incidents,” Police Chief Charlie Beck told reporters. “These are incidents that have scarred not only a community but the first responders that have to handle them. It’s a sad day in LA.”
John Sorrentino, who runs a furniture store near the crime scene, was the first one to spot the car and call 911.
“I saw this man behind the steering wheel covered in blood,” Sorrentino said. “I got a little bit closer, and I saw a young child in the back seat and his eyes were half open and he was covered in blood. He was just staring out, just in space. It’s still etched in my mind.”
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