Father shoots dead his two teen children in their sleep, before turning the gun on himself
The death came to light when Stephanie Reece mother of Harrison Hunn, 15, and Shelby Hunn, 13, got a call from their school, saying that her kids had not shown up
An unimaginable tragedy unfolded on Friday in Indiana when two teen siblings were shot dead by their father in their sleep, and who then turned the gun against himself.
The death came to light when Stephanie Reece, mother of Harrison Hunn, 15, and Shelby Hunn, 13, got a call from their school, saying that her kids had not shown up. Reece and her ex-husband, Michael Hunn, 50, shared custody of their two children, and this week was his turn to take care of the kids.
When Reece called Hunn and the kids no one responded, she then drove to Hunn's home on County Road 900 East, an area northeast of Northfield in rural Boone County. And when no one answered the door, she called 911. The bodies were found in Hun's home on Friday morning.
According to Fox 59 Indianapolis, Sherrif Mike Nielson said, "I'll never be able to explain why it happens. It's a tragic event, we see it all too often and we just don't have the answers sometimes for why these things occur." "This is a community that's come together in the past, it's going to come together in this particular event as well and we're gonna try to get through it."
"It's just begun, we've got to dive into the reason why this happened now and that's the key issue. It may take us weeks, it may take us months to figure out and during that time the investigation will continue and it's going to be important we continue to pray for the family because they're going to need that closure," the Sheriff said.
It was also revealed that the Huns were divorced since November of 2017 and the duo shared custody of the kids. Court records also show that Hunn's wife attempted to file a protection order against him in January of 2014. And recent records show there was a petition filed for contempt last month and there was a court date that was scheduled for next week.
Harrison attended Zionsville Community High School and Shelby attended Zionsville Middle School. The superintendent of Zionsville Community Schools released this statement:
"Our entire school community grieves the loss of two students due to a tragedy at their home. One student was from the high school and one from ZMS. All ZCHS and ZMS counselors are providing grief counseling and gathering time for our students to remember their lost classmates. This will continue on Monday as well.
"ZCHS and ZMS leaders have communicated the news to all staff and to grade eight (8) students (at ZMS) so that they can begin to access support immediately. Parents are asked to engage tonight and this weekend with their ZCHS and ZMS children regarding their coping with emotions and feelings during this difficult time. Our counselors can provide you with resources for those in need of additional support, and this support will be renewed when school opens again on Monday.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the children whose lives were lost, and we ask that you join us in respecting their family time to grieve."