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Mom fatally shoots her two young children before turning gun on herself

By Johanna Chisholm

A mother in a Portland suburb killed her two young children and then turned the gun on herself, local police say.

Officers from the East County Major Crimes Team found three bodies on Tuesday morning inside an apartment in the 700 block of Southeast 185th Avenue in Gresham, Oregon.

Ashley Palmer, 31, and her six-year-old daughter and eight-year-old son had all suffered fatal gunshot wounds, Gresham police said Wednesday.

The scene was discovered after a welfare check was called-in to the local police.

After autopsies were performed on the three, police said they determined that the 31-year-old mother and her two children had all died from gunshot wounds in a devastating murder-suicide.

Palmer was reportedly in the midst of a bitter custody battle with her former spouse, according to court records and family members who told Oregon Live.

No further details have been released by the Gresham Police Department.

If you are experiencing feelings of distress and isolation, or are struggling to cope, The Samaritans offers support; you can speak to someone for free over the phone, in confidence, on 116 123 (UK and ROI), email jo@samaritans.org, or visit the Samaritans website to find details of your nearest branch.

If you are based in the USA, and you or someone you know needs mental health assistance right now, call National Suicide Prevention Helpline on 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The Helpline is a free, confidential crisis hotline that is available to everyone 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you are in another country, you can go to www.befrienders.org to find a helpline near you.

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