PARKVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a suburban Kansas City man opened fire during a weekend family gathering, killing his newlywed mother, her husband and the gunman’s ex-wife, before turning the gun on himself.
Platte County Sheriff Mark Owen has identified the man who opened fire Sunday at the home in Parkville, Missouri, as 50-year-old Douglas Pauling.
Pauling’s 14-year-old daughter escaped the shooting unhurt and called 911.
Killed in the shooting was: Pauling’s mother, 73-year-old Sharmalee Pauling; her new husband, 66-year-old Carl Deruyscher; and the teen’s mother, 49-year-old Margaret “Maggie” Girard.
Pauling and Deruyscher’s page on the wedding planning website The Knot says they married last month in Leavenworth, Kansas.
Parkville lies about 10 (16 kilometers) miles northwest of Kansas City.
Authorities say one of four adults found dead in a suburban Kansas City home killed the other three victims before killing himself.
Platte County Sheriff Mark Owen identified the shooter in Sunday’s deaths outside Parkville as 50-year-old Douglas Pauling. Owen said investigators believe he killed his mother, 73-year-old Sharmalee Pauling; her husband, 66-year-old Carl Deruyscher; and 49-year-old Margaret Girard.
The Kansas City Star reports a 14-year-old girl escaped the shooting and called police. She was the daughter of Douglas Pauling and Girard.
Owen has not released any information on a possible motive for the shootings.
PARKVILLE, Mo. (AP) – Authorities say two men and two women have been fatally shot in a suburban Kansas City home.
The Platte County Sheriff’s Department says the bodies were found late Sunday night at the home in Parkville.
Sheriff Mark Owen says the department is “not actively looking for a shooter.”
Investigators say the victims were related but haven’t specified how. A teenager who survived the shooting unharmed is being questioned by detectives.