More and more details keep coming in this tragic story of one man with a gun who rushed into a Meridian home, shot a woman dead, shot a man dead, held children hostage for hours, and eventually took his own life.

According to KTVB, the shooter was 39-year-old Edward Lynn Epps Jr. who shot and killed 47-year-old Jose Pablo Diaz Deleon and 40-year-old Heidi Deleon.  Both victims were shot multiple times and died from their gunshot wounds.  Epps held a 10-year-old and 11-year-old girl hostage for hours before he finally shot himself, taking his own life.

This tragedy took place at a home near Black Cat Road and Cherry Lane, on the 4900 block of Charles Street yesterday afternoon around 3 o'clock.  The specifics as to what the argument was about that quickly escalated along with all other facts and details about this incident are currently under investigation.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families affected.

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