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5 children found slain in Washington state, police say

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  • Police: Five children found shot to death in a home in Orting, Washington, Saturday
  • Father apparently killed self later in nearby King County, sheriff's spokesman say
  • Police believe the children, ages 7 to 16, were killed by their father
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(CNN) -- Five children were found shot to death in a home near Tacoma, Washington, Saturday afternoon, police said.

Pierce County sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer told CNN that the children, ages 7 to 16, were killed by their father, who apparently committed suicide later in nearby King County.

The children -- four girls and one boy -- were found in a Pierce County home.

Troyer said the children's mother was located after the shootings.

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