‘Unimaginable’ slaying of 2 children in Duxbury, infant MedFlighted: DA

Two young children are dead and an infant was rushed by MedFlight to a city hospital after police were called to a Duxbury home for a report of a woman trying to commit suicide when they came upon the “unimaginable” scene, the DA said.

Plymouth DA Tim Cruz said the kids suffering from “trauma” were discovered after a man arriving home to his Summer Street residence called 911 at 6:11 p.m. Tuesday to report “the attempted suicide” of a woman presumed to be  his wife. Police discovered the children inside, the DA added.

Two of the children, a 5-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy, were taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead, Cruz told reporters at a press conference outside the Duxbury police station.

The third child, an 8-month-old boy, was taken by MedFlight to a Boston hospital, the DA added. There was no word on his condition.

The woman is alive and being treated at a local hospital, the DA said. He cautioned that the case is still in its early stages and the crime scene is being closely examined.

“This is an unimaginable, senseless tragedy,” Cruz said. “This is an ongoing and very active investigation.”

Cruz said the woman “initially appears” to be the mother. The DA and local police chief said this is an isolated incident and there is no danger to the community.

The identity of the kids and the presumed parents was not divulged at the press conference.

There is a large police presence at the home in the South Shore town. The first responding officers have been taken off duty as they are also processing the grim discovery, police added.

“These are terrible events and this will be a slow and steady process,” Cruz added. He did not announce any further updates were expected Tuesday night.