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Three children found dead in Los Angeles home, mother being questioned

A mother was arrested on Sunday night after her three children were found dead in a Los Angeles home after a 911 call for an assault with a deadly weapon.

The three children, between the ages of 8 and 12, were found unresponsive in the Woodland Hills home around 7:40 a.m. Sunday, LAPD officials told ABC7

The children were pronounced dead at the scene by members of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Their mother was taken into custody in connection with the deaths, officials said. 

She was later placed under arrest and taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation.

Charges against the mom were pending early Monday.

A neighbor told Fox 11 that she heard screaming from the home before police arrived.

“I couldn’t see anybody, and I kept hearing, ‘My family is abusing me,’ and just kept hearing screaming, but I couldn’t make out what she was saying,” the neighbor, Priscilla Canales, said.

It’s unclear how exactly the children died. A fourth child reportedly ran to a neighbor’s home and was not injured.

No other details were immediately released by law enforcement.

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