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The Today File

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March 28, 2013 at 2:49 PM

Second victim of Puyallup double shooting dies

A 46-year-old man shot allegedly by his father Sunday in Puyallup has died, according to Puyallup police.

Police say Dennis League died today at Tacoma General Hospital. League and his sister, Danielle Faucett, were shot by their father, Michael League, 69, while they slept, according to police. Faucett, 43, was pronounced dead Sunday at Tacoma General Hospital.

Michael League called police at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday to say he had shot both his children and was about to shoot himself at his home on the 1500 block of 5th Street Southeast, police said. The dispatcher was able to convince him not to kill himself as police surrounded the house. He surrendered following a tense negotiation on his dark porch, police said.

Police said officers have been to League’s house multiple times in the past because of fights, often involving alcohol, between the shooter and his adult children, who were living at the home.

Michael League has been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree attempted murder. The latter charge will probably be upgraded to first-degree murder.

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