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Washington man calls police to report he's shot his two adult children

Police near Tacoma, Wash. say they discovered two people shot in the head after a 69-year-old man called authorities and told them he had shot his two adult children.

Police arrived at a home in Puyallup, Wash. where they talked the man into putting down his gun after receiving the call around 3:30 a.m. local time, according to

Inside the home, police found an adult male and an adult female each shot in the head in different rooms, authorities said. The victims appeared to have been shot in their sleep.

The female died and the male is reportedly in critical condition at Tacoma General Hospital, according to KING 5.

Two young children and the suspect's wife were found in the home unhurt, according to police. Authorities believe the male shooting victim is the father of the two smaller children.