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Texas man police believe killed kids, then self, was surgeon

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (AP) - A surgeon has been identified as the 36-year-old man police believe fatally shot his two young children before killing himself in the family's North Texas home.
  
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that officials Tuesday identified the man as Dr. Christopher Dawson. Police are calling the deaths Saturday in North Richland Hills a murder-suicide.
  
The Tarrant County medical examiner's office says Dawson fatally shot himself. The deaths of 9-year-old Luke Dawson and 5-year-old Aubrey Dawson were ruled homicides. Both children died from gunshot wounds.
  
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Waxahachie records show Christopher Dawson was employed there from Sept. 4 to Oct. 20. Hospital officials didn't comment on why Dawson left.
  
Police have said there had been no previous calls from the house.
  
The children's mother was home but wasn't injured.
  


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