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Silver Lake Man Kills Children, Injures Wife, in Murder-Suicide

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Police twice responded to a Silver Lake residence where a domestic dispute took place last night, but the second visit found deadly results.

Shortly before 9 p.m., LAPD officers responded to "a domestic violence incident with a violation of a restraining order" at the 4200 block of Normal Avenue, a few blocks southeast of the Metro Red Line Vermont & Santa Monica station, according to a statement by the LAPD.

31-year-old Jorge Cruz Iraheta, estranged husband to 35-year-old wife, Marta Iraheta, had violated his restraining order by coming to her home where their two kids were. When police arrived, the husband had already fled the home prompting police to search the neighborhood. But around 10 p.m., police were called back to the where they found the nine and seven year old son and daughter shot dead. Marta Iraheta was shot in the leg before her husband killed himself. She is in stable condition at the hospital.

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In a separate case earlier this month, two people were murdered in Silver Lake by a family member. The suspect was soon-after caught.

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