Fourth Boy Dies After Father Kills His Mother and 3 Brothers

A 9-year-old boy who was critically injured when his father fatally shot everyone else in his family on November 16 died Saturday, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Ezekial Valdivia had been only person to survive the shooting that killed his mother and three brothers, the paper reports. His father killed himself.

The boy’s mother had taken out a restraining order against the father of her children days before the shooting, according to police.

When the father came to the house an argument ensued. As police headed to the scene, a relative next door called the police and reported hearing arguing and what sounded like a nail gun.

The woman, 29, was found dead along with the father of her children, a 31-year-old man, and a 3-year-old boy. Three boys, ages 5, 9, and 11 were taken to the hospital. Two of them died. The 9-year-old underwent emergency surgery and died 8 days later.

Source: Fourth boy dies in Paradise Hills murder-suicide shooting – The San Diego Union-Tribune

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