Thursday, September 4, 2014
"SPRINGFIELD, OH — Springfield police say all evidence leads investigators to believe that a woman shot her two sons then turned the gun on herself Monday morning in Springfield.
"`It’s a tragedy for this community and certainly a tragedy for the family,` said Springfield Police Chief Steve Moody. `Family members are clearly distraught.`
"Chief Moody says police were called to 727 Burt Street just before 8:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. He says the children’s father arrived at the home to take his sons to school. The father went into the house and found the two boys and their mother shot.
"Police arrived at the scene three minutes after Arthur Johnson called 911.
"The mother, 32-year-old Rachel Johnson, and 7-year-old Daylan Johnson were pronounced dead at the scene. 10-year-old Ayden Johnson was flown to Dayton Children’s Hospital where he died a short time later.
"Moody says the investigation is in its early stages, but he says it appears this is a case of murder/suicide. The coroner must make a final ruling."