Man kills parents, girlfriend and their nine-month-old daughter at their rural Oregon home

Mail Online | 1/20/2019 | Leah Mcdonald For Dailymail.com
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A man killed four members of his own family and was then shot dead by police as he tried to murder a little girl.

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said Mark Leo Gregory Gago, 42, killed four family members ranging in age from 9 months to 66-years-old before deputies shot him.

Deputies - Home - Saturday - Scene - Family

Deputies arrived at the home late Saturday and found a 'horrific' scene at the family home in Woodburn, Oregon, according to Clackamas County Sheriff’s Sergeant Brian Jensen.

'I’ve talked to investigators, 20-year veterans, and they’re saying this is a shocking scene,' Jensen said.

'They - Jensen - Reporters - Scene - Sunday

'They were not shot,' Jensen told reporters near the scene Sunday morning.

'We’re not sure what was used at this time. I’ve been told that there were numerous weapons, swords, things of that nature in the residence.

Investigators - Person

'The investigators are trying to determine what exactly was used to kill each person.'

Authorities said they were investigating the incident as one of 'extreme domestic violence.'

Family - Members - Attack - Hospital - Injuries

Two family members survived the attack and were taken to nearby hospital with injuries that do not appear to be life threatening, the Sheriff's Office said. No deputies were injured.

The homicide victims were identified Sunday morning as Olivia Lynn Rose Gago, 9-months-old, Shaina E. Sweitzer, 31, Jerry William Bremer, 66 and Pamela Denise Bremer, 64.

Gago - Child - Girl - Clackamas - County

Gago was attempting to kill another child, a young girl, when he was killed, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

It is understood that the victims were Gago’s parents, his girlfriend and the nine-month-old child he had with his girlfriend.

Child - Girlfriend - Daughter - Relationship

An 8-year-old child who was the girlfriend’s daughter from a previous relationship survived.

A roommate also survived and is being treated for her injuries at an area hospital.

Weapons - Axe - Neighbors - Authorities

One of the weapons used was an axe, the neighbors said, but that has not been confirmed by authorities.

Deputies responded to the emergency call...
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