A man and two children with ties to Maui are dead after an apparent murder-suicide in their Oregon apartment Wednesday afternoon.
Police in Beaverton, Ore., said Lakalo Kawika Enfield, 36, shot and killed his two children — a boy, 6, and a girl, 8.
Enfield then shot himself, Mike Rowe, Beaverton police spokesman said.
Rowe said Enfield’s 33-year-old wife was in the apartment at the time of the shooting. She heard the shots and saw what had happened before leaving her apartment to get help.
Rowe said Beaverton police did respond to a domestic disturbance at the Enfield home at Redwook Creek Apartments on Sept. 29.
There were no signs of any physical assault and it was a verbal disturbance only and no signs of physical assault, Rowe said.
The husband left to stay in Medford, Ore.
Rowe said police in Oregon are mandated to make an arrest at a domestic call only if there are any signs of a physical assault.
The family had come from Maui, but police didn’t know how long they were in Beaverton, Rowe said.