PARKVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say one of four adults found dead in a suburban Kansas City home killed the other three victims before killing himself.
Platte County Sheriff Mark Owen identified the shooter in Sunday’s deaths outside Parkville as 50-year-old Douglas Pauling. Owen said investigators believe he killed his mother, 73-year-old Sharmalee Pauling; her husband, 66-year-old Carl Deruyscher; and 49-year-old Margaret Girard.
A 14-year-old girl escaped the shooting and called police. She was the daughter of Douglas Pauling and Girard.
Owen has not released any information on a possible motive for the shootings.