Children heard gunfire, found parents dead in Newport News home

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by By 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on June 29, 2009 at 9:58 AM

Updated Friday, Oct 30 at 1:26 PM

NEWPORT NEWS - A murder-suicide has left two children without their parents, police say.

Angela Morrison, 30, was shot by her estranged husband Sunday evening inside his home on Frigate Drive, according to investigators.

Video: Man kills estranged wife, police say

Police say Scott Morrison, 31, then shot himself as the five- and eight-year olds were playing in the yard at the home.

According to authorities, the children, who were spending the weekend with their father, heard gunfire around 5:30 p.m. They went inside and found the couple's bodies on the floor near the front door.

They went to a neighbor's home and police were called to the scene.

The children are with relatives, said police spokesman Harold Eley.

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