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PD: 2 children found dead at Phoenix home, mom hospitalized

Children killed in north phoenix
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Posted at 6:51 PM, Sep 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-10 13:24:00-04

PHOENIX — Police say two children are dead and a mother is hospitalized after an incident at a Phoenix home Wednesday evening.

Police responded to an apartment complex near 13th Street and Mountain View Road around 6 p.m. after getting a call from a man reporting his two young children were dead in his home.

Officers responded and found his two children, a 4-year-old Royal McIntyre and a 9-year-old Aleyah McIntyre, unresponsive in a bed at the home.

Authorities say the cause and manner of the children's deaths were not apparent because there were no obvious signs of trauma.

A woman, believed to be the children's mother, was also found inside a bedroom suffering from multiple stab wounds. Police say the wounds are believed to be self-inflicted.

She was taken to a hospital but is expected to survive.

Officials also say the power had been cut to the home before investigators arrived.

The injured woman is considered a suspect at this time.

The man who called police was detained and later released.

The investigation is ongoing.