CAPE CANAVERAL (CBSMiami/AP) – A Port St. John mother who killed her four children shot them 18 times before taking her own life.
The Brevard County’s medical examiner wrote in the report that a revolver was fired against the chest of at least two children. There were 19 gunshot wounds found on the victims, including the self-inflicted wound to 33-year-old Tonya Thomas. The report says one child was shot seven times. The youngest, who was 12, was shot five times from more than two feet away.READ MORE: Attorney: School Gunman Nikolas Cruz To Plead Guilty To Massacre; Parkland Families React
The shootings happened last Tuesday in Port St. John, near Cape Canaveral. The children fled to a neighbor’s house, but returned when Thomas came outside and called for them to return.READ MORE: Nikolas Cruz Pleads Guilty In BSO Jail Guard Attack
Authorities say she then fired the fatal rounds, smoked a cigarette and later killed herself.MORE NEWS: Parkland Survivor David Hogg On Potential Guilty Plea: 'It's Horrific That Our Community Has To Continue Going Through This'
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