Five killed in Atlanta-area shooting

Children are among 5 killed in a home shooting near Atlanta

Five people are dead, including several children, after a gunman opened fire in a home near Atlanta.

Police received a call about the shooting in Douglasville, Ga., around 3 p.m., said Lt. Glenn Daniel of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. When police arrived, they found multiple fatalities.

The shooter was taken to a hospital where he later died, Daniel said. Two children are still being treated in hospitals.

"It's a very tragic situation," Daniel said. "When you have children involved, it tugs at your heart. I've never seen anything like this in our county."

Daniel said the shooter and the victims were all members of one family, but the motive was not yet known.

Douglasville is about 20 miles from Atlanta.

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