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The Today File

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October 27, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Man fatally shoots 2 relatives, then himself in South Seattle

Seattle Police work the scene of an apparent murder/suicide in the Skyway neighborhoodl.  A 60-year old man is believed to have shot and killed his daughter and teen granddaughter before taking his own life in the 6300 block of South Fountain Street. (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)

Seattle Police work the scene of an apparent murder/suicide in South Seattle. A 60-year old man is believed to have shot and killed his daughter and teen granddaughter before taking his own life.  (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)

Three people were found dead in what police believe was a murder-suicide in a Rainier Beach home Monday night, police said.

Preliminary reports suggest a man in his 60s fatally shot his adult daughter and his teenage granddaughter before shooting himself in a house in the 6300 block of South Fountain Street, according to the Seattle Police Department.

A 10-year-old boy who had been in the house at the time called 911 around 8:20 p.m. and

Assistant Police Chief Nick Metz and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray talk to reporters at the scene.

Assistant Police Chief Nick Metz and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray talk to reporters at the scene.

reported shots being fired. The boy was able to escape, said Assistant Chief Nick Metz.

The boy was shaken up but not injured and was with other family members, Metz said.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray was at the scene and said he was there because the deaths are a “family tragedy.” He said he wanted to reassure residents about their safety.

“The neighborhood itself is safe,” Murray said.

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