Texas Surgeon Kills His 2 Kids, Then Commits Suicide

Police say a Dallas-area surgeon shot himself in the head with a shotgun after killing his 5-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son.

Dr. Christopher Dawson, 36, killed himself early Saturday morning, a ruling by the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office revealed. The medical report shows that Dawson’s daughter Aubrey was shot in the head and his son Luke was shot in both the head and torso.

The mother of the children, Rachel Dawson, discovered the apparent murder-suicide and called North Richland Hills police.

In a statement provided to local media, Dawson’s former employer, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Waxahachie, said the following:

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and all of those affected by this tragedy. Dr. Christopher Dawson was employed September 4, 2017, through October 20, 2017.”

The hospital did not detail if Dawson had been let go.

The Star-Telegram reports that Dawson and his family were new residents to the Dallas-area suburb. The family of four had been renovating the home and moved in in October, according to one neighbor.

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Source: Chron