- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 13, 2017

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (AP) - A surgeon has been identified as the 36-year-old man police believe fatally shot his two young children before killing himself in the family’s North Texas home.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that officials Tuesday identified the man as Dr. Christopher Dawson. Police are calling the deaths Saturday in North Richland Hills a murder-suicide.

The Tarrant County medical examiner’s office says Dawson fatally shot himself. The deaths of 9-year-old Luke Dawson and 5-year-old Aubrey Dawson were ruled homicides. Both children died from gunshot wounds.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Waxahachie records show Christopher Dawson was employed there from Sept. 4 to Oct. 20. Hospital officials didn’t comment on why Dawson left.

Police have said there had been no previous calls from the house.

The children’s mother was home but wasn’t injured.

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Information from: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, http://www.star-telegram.com

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