Authorities believe the father was the culprit of a shooting that killed a Michigan mother and her three children.

Evidence suggests that the husband was responsible for the deaths of his children and wife, according to Mecosta County Sheriff Brian Miller. According to the New York Post report, the sheriff did not provide further detail on Saturday.

When deputies responded to a call on Friday afternoon, they found the woman and children dead. The County sheriff's office added that the man was severely hurt with a headshot wound.

The four family members perished from gunshot wounds, according to police, while the male was transported to a local hospital.

According to ABC News, Miller claimed the children were all under the age of ten and called the incident "heartbreaking,"

The sherrif pointed out that they are unsure of the circumstances, but it was tragic.

He said that the individual who called the cops was standing outside the house when they arrived and was not shot.

Miller stated that the local school district has been immediately informed that crisis counseling will be available, adding that the shootings have left a psychological scar.

According to Miller, the man's name is being suppressed until he is nabbed and formally charged.

The sheriff went on to say that information would be limited so that future criminal proceedings would not be jeopardized.

On Saturday, Roger Coles, the superintendent of Morley Stanwood Elementary School, issued a statement. He revealed details about a vigil held in memory of the children and the Michigan mother.

Morley Stanwood Elementary School was where one of the kids used to go.

A candlelight vigil will be held at the Morley Stanwood football field on Monday.

According to reports, local residents and families can walk the track, sit in the bleachers, visit with friends, or simply sit quietly and reflect.

The motive for the incident has not been revealed by the authorities. However, they did say that it is being investigated as a homicide.

Meanwhile, Detective Sergeant Mike Mohr asks anyone with information about the case to contact him at (231) 592-0150.

Family violence can include emotional, financial, physical, and sexual abuse, among other things.

According to the Department of Justice website, children are frequently victims or witnesses of violence, abuse, and other crimes, including domestic violence.

Children exposed to violence are more likely to struggle in school, abuse drugs or alcohol, act violently, and be depressed.

Unlike most other crimes, domestic violence is not a one-time, isolated, or unplanned occurrence. Victims may have been subjected to years of emotional and psychological stress and physical injuries that have gotten more severe or regular overtime.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for victims of domestic violence who are looking for assistance.

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