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West Pennant Hills shooting: Father of teens killed in bedrooms found dead

West Pennant Hills shooting: Father of teens killed in bedrooms found dead

In the course of their investigations, police located the suspect-the children's 68-year-old father-deceased in his Normanhurst home at around 6 a.m. on Friday morning.

A woman, who lives at the home, is being treated for severe shock.

Two teenagers have died following a suspected domestic violence-related incident in Sydney's north-west, NSW Police say.

Police said the man had been known to them, although their knowledge was not extensive and was from "many, many years ago".

"This was a planned activity on part of the 68-year-old male and we are of the belief that shortly thereafter he attended the address at Normanhurst and taken [sic] his own life".

Neighbours return to their house next door to where two teenagers were shot in their bedrooms on Hull Road, West Pennant Hills.

Police confirmed that the father was in a long-term relationship with the mother but also had a number of different relationships.

"We will be extending that support through additional counselling services today", Mr McFadden said.

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Emergency services were met with horrific scenes early on Thursday evening when they responded to calls reporting the sound of gunshots at the home on Hull Road, West Pennant Hills.

NSW Ambulance Inspector Kevin McSweeney said when paramedics arrived at the scene they were confronted with "an extremely distressing and stressful situation".

"It is what can only be described as a tragic set of circumstances for the whole family", Supt McFadden said.

Forensic police officers are now at the house.

"It's a awful tragedy that he thought that was the only option, to take the kids instead of letting them live with their mother" - Normanhurst resident.

Longtime resident John Howard, 82, told news.com.au it was "normally a pretty quiet street". It is understood the two teens' bodies were removed just before 6am.

"It's made me a bit shakey", he said.

Mr Howard said he did not know the family involved but said they were "younger people". "It's so horrific ... especially for such young people to be the ones killed".

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