DUXBURY, Mass. – Two children have died, and a baby and a woman have been rushed to hospital, after they were found unconscious at a home in Duxbury on Tuesday night, according to Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz.
Police responded to 47 Summer Street around 6.15pm after a man who arrived at the house called 911 to report the woman’s attempted suicide. Cruz said responders initially found a woman who appeared to have jumped out of the window of the house.
Inside the house, police and firefighters found two children, a 5-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy, with obvious signs of trauma. The children were taken to hospital, where they were pronounced dead.
An 8-month-old boy survived and was taken to hospital. There was no immediate word on his condition. The mother also remains hospitalized.
According to a Mass General Hospital spokesperson, the mother is an employee.
“We are shocked and saddened to learn of this unthinkable tragedy. We express our deepest condolences to all those affected by these devastating events,” the MGH’s senior director of communications said in a statement.
Authorities have not identified those involved in the incident, nor specified the injuries sustained by the children who died.
Everyone involved in the incident appears to be related, according to Cruz. He called the incident an “unimaginable and senseless tragedy” and noted that it did not happen by chance.
The medical examiner’s office is working to determine how the children died.
The officers who discovered the children have been removed from duty for the time being.
State troopers assigned to Cruz’s office assist Duxbury Police with the investigation.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.
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