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Bodies Found in Chicago Apartment

July 5, 1989

CHICAGO (AP) _ A man fatally shot his wife and two children and then killed himself in the family’s apartment, police said today.

Gabriel Velasquez, 36, was found on the kitchen floor, holding his year-old son, Alex, said Detective John Boyle. Both had been shot in the head and a handgun was near the father’s hand.

In the living room, investigators found the body of Velasquez’s 26-year-old wife, Dora Funes, and 12-year-old daughter, Neydy. Both also were shot in the head.

Boyle said the shootings apparently resulted ″from a continuing domestic altercation,″ but he had no specific information about the dispute.

The bodies were found Tuesday night, but Boyle said the victims are believed to have been dead since Sunday night.