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.
Sources tell me two young kids have been killed in this north Phoenix complex (near 13th st & Mountain View).— Zach Crenshaw (@ZachCrenshaw) September 9, 2021
The Mobile Command van just pulled up.
Homicide is on scene.
Waiting on more details from Phoenix PD.
Will update this thread when I learn more. pic.twitter.com/vyR3TUBdVV
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.