NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas -- A surgeon has been identified as the 36-year-old man police believe fatally shot his two young children before killing himself in the family's North Texas home.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that officials Tuesday identified the man as Dr. Christopher Dawson. Police are calling the deaths Saturday in North Richland Hills a murder-suicide.
The Tarrant County medical examiner's office says Dawson fatally shot himself. The deaths of 9-year-old Luke Dawson and 5-year-old Aubrey Dawson were ruled homicides. Both children died from shotgun wounds, the paper reports.
The children's mother called 911 about 7:15 a.m. and said she found the children and their father dead, reported the Fort Worth Star Telegram. She wasn't injured.
A GoFundMe page identifies the mother as Rachel Dawson, Christopher Dawson's wife.
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Waxahachie records show Christopher Dawson was employed there from Sept. 4 to Oct. 20. Hospital officials didn't comment on why Dawson left.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and all those affected by this tragedy," a statement released to the paper by the hospital read.
Police have said there had been no previous calls from the house.