Gunman Kills 3, Holds Children Hostage in Quiet Boise Neighborhood

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January 07, 2019Jan 07, 2019

A tragic story is being reported this morning out of Boise, Idaho. Three people are dead and a family has been torn apart after a gunman stormed into a residential home in a quiet neighborhood.

Police have provided some details about the incident. They say that they received reports of shots fired at about 3 p.m. Sunday. Before the shooting, a 39-year-old man arrived at the home and a fight started between him and a 47-year-old male and a 40-year-old woman, according to Meridian Police Deputy Chief Tracy Basterrechea.

"The suspect shot and killed the man and woman inside the house with a handgun. During the fight, a 13-year-old girl escaped the house and ran to a neighbor's house, calling for help. The suspect remained inside the home with an 11-year-old girl and a 10-year-old girl," according to KTVB.

Thankfully, police were able to make contact with the gunman and negotiate with him for the release of the other two children. He reportedly released the 11-year-old girl and later released the 10-year-old. He then took his own life.

The shooter is said to be known to the victims. The children were also reported to not have endured any physical arm during the traumatic event.

At this time, police have not released the name of the shooter. Please join us in praying for the children and the family of the victims who lost their lives in the shooting. We pray that God comforts them in ways that only He can and that they find peace through their faith in our Lord.

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