A Los Angeles man who was fired from job at a local hospital killed his five children, wife and himself at their home yesterday (January 28).
According to CNN, Ervin Lupoe, 40, decided to take the lives of his family after he and his wife were recently fired from Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center.
Prior to the killings and his suicide, Lupoe sent a note to a local TV station threatening to kill his family and himself because of an employment situation. He would also call 911 and tell an operator that his family was dead before killing himself.
Lupoe shot his wife and five children then shot himself. The children were an 8-year-old girl, twin 5-year-old girls and twin 2-year-old boys.
A suicide note was found at the home. Lupoe wrote "after a horrendous ordeal my wife felt it better to end our lives" and "why leave our children in someone else’s hands?"