A father who shot his teen children dead in the bedrooms of their Sydney home has been named.
68-year-old John Ian Edwards was also found dead in Normanhurst, NSW, after the incident.
Police confirmed on Friday that Edwards – who was reportedly embroiled in a custody dispute over the children – had taken his own life after killing the teenagers – a boy and a girl.
The teenagers' 36-year-old mother Olga, a solicitor, had to be treated for severe shock when she arrived at the scene.
Earlier, in a statement, NSW Police said: ‘Two teenagers have died following a suspected domestic violence-related incident in Sydney’s north-west.
‘Emergency services were called to the home on Hull Road at West Pennant Hills, responding to reports of gunshots about 5.20pm (Thursday 5 July 2018).
‘When police arrived, they found a teenage boy and girl deceased at the scene. A woman, who lives at the home, is being treated for severe shock.’
Two guns were found alongside the dead man.
'Those handguns came into his [Edwards’] possession lawfully earlier this year,’ Acting Assistant Commissioner Brett McFadden said on Friday.
‘This was a planned activity on the part of the 68-year-old male ... shortly thereafter he has attended the address in Normanhurst and taken his own life.’
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