Man accused of shooting mom and uncle, turns gun on himself

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A man is accused of shooting his mother and uncle before officers issued a standoff in a Northland neighborhood.

Police were called to the scene, which was located at a residence at 5102 NW Linden Road, around three o'clock on Friday afternoon. Upon arrival officers located the two victims, first believed to be husband and wife but later identified as brother and sister, in the bed of a truck outside the house. A shooting suspect, who is in his 40s and believed to be the woman's son, reportedly walked out of the residence with a gun and then walked back inside after seeing police. At that time, police issued a standoff. Officers at the scene reported hearing a shot from inside the residence a short time later. Shortly before 5:00 p.m. police reported finding the suspect dead inside the home.

They believe the suspect shot the victims, who are in their 60s and are believed to be his mother and uncle. When police arrived at the scene, the man in the bed of the pickup truck was dead, and the woman was shot in the abdomen. They said she has been taken to an area hospital in critical condition.

FOX 4 has chosen not to release the names of either victim or the suspect until family members have been notified.

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