LAYTONSVILLE, Md. (AP) _ Police in Maryland say a man shot and
killed his ex-wife and their three children in a park yesterday
before killing himself.
The bodies were found last night when park police noticed two
cars with their engines running in the otherwise deserted park.
Police say the woman and three children had been shot multiple
times. The body of the man was found nearby with an apparently
self-inflicted gunshot wound. A .22-caliber rifle was recovered
near his body.
Investigators say the couple had a history of domestic violence
and were divorced two years ago. They had met at the park to
transfer custody of the children.