Lithia, Florida - Two young children have lost their mother and step-father to a murder- suicide. Authorities say Loren and Shawn McAdams were arguing early this morning, when Loren sent her 13-year old son to a neighbor's house to call 911.
When deputies arrived, they discovered the two victims in the kitchen area, both dead from a gunshot wound. Deputies report Shawn shot his ex-wife and then turned the gun on himself.
Loren's 8 year-old son was asleep at the time. Shawn McAdams is the step-father of the two juveniles. The couple had recently divorced, but were still living in the same house. The two juveniles have been released to Loren's mother.
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