The father who fatally shot his three children in a Sacramento church had a restraining order against him, according to authorities.
A Sacramento father has been identified as the man who shot and killed his three children and another adult before turning the gun on himself.
David Mora Rojas, 39, is accused of being responsible for the unfortunate incident that occurred at The Church in the Arden-Arcade region, according to @cnn. Samarah Mora Gutierrez, 9, Samantha Mora Gutierrez, 10, and Samia Mora Gutierrez, 13, are among his daughters.
Nathaniel Kong, 59, was supervising the family get-together at the time of the event, which occurred during a supervised visit. Unfortunately, he was also shot and murdered.
The girls’ school district issued a statement saying, “It is with deep grief that we share with you news of the tragic deaths,” according to a message to parents from the district. “Right now, there are very few words that may provide solace for this horrible tragedy…
Our Social-Emotional Assistance Team and Sacramento Police Department Chaplains will be on hand this morning at those two schools to provide grief counseling and support. This assistance is available to anyone in the district who requires it.”
According to reports, the mother was out of town at the time of the unfortunate incident and is collaborating with investigators.
A five-year domestic violence restraining order against the father was reportedly issued in May, according to court documents. According to The Sacramento Bee, “it ordered him to keep at least 100 yards away from her and their girls save for supervised visits of up to four hours watched by family friend Nathaniel Alcon.”
A father entered inside a Sacramento church in the Arden-Arcade neighborhood Monday night and shot his three children, all under the age of 15, before turning the pistol on himself, as previously reported.
The sad occurrence, according to Governor Newsom, was “another needless act of gun violence in America.” “Our hearts go out to the victims, their families, and their towns,” he also tweeted.
Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been affected by this tragedy.