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Cleveland police: 2 adults shot; 2 children may have died from smoke

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    A police officer talks with two bystanders, Tuesday in Cleveland. Police investigating the shooting death of a man in a vacant lot say they also found the bodies of a woman and two children in a nearby house. Authorities aren't saying how the three found inside the house Tuesday died, but they did say the four deaths are connected.



CLEVELAND — Authorities investigating the deaths of two children and a woman found dead inside a home, and of a man discovered in a vacant lot, say both adults were shot and the children may have died from smoke inhalation.

Police have released all of the ages and the man's name. Authorities believe the deaths are connected, but have released few details on what happened.

Authorities said in releases Tuesday that the man was 35-year-old David Cousin Jr. Police say the Cleveland man was shot in the head and chest. They say the woman was shot in the back and stomach.

Authorities didn't immediately release the identities of the 25-year-old woman or of the 2-year-old girl and 6-year-old boy or say how they may have been related.

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