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Violent cases involving children rattles community

– A POLICE INVESTIGATION INVOLVING AN APPARENT MURDER SUICIDE– INVOLVING A FATHER AND HIS THREE YEAR OLD SON FROM WAIALUA… MAX RODRIGUEZ FOLLOWS UP. MONDAY'S APARENT MURDER SUICIDE THAT POLICE SAY INVOLVES A FATHER AND HIS YOUNG SON RATTLED THE COMMUNITY… NOW SOME ASKING IF THERE ARE SIGNS TO PREVENT FURTHER TRAGEDIES. POLICE SAY THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES AT A WAIALUA HOME..

WHERE POLICE OFFICERS FOUND THE BODIES OF A 38- YEAR-OLD MAN AND THREE-YEAR-OLD BOY WITH GUNSHOT WOUNDS. POLICE SAY THIS IS WAS AN APARENT MURDER- SUICIDE INVOLVING THE FATHER AND SON… THE MEDICAL EXAMINER NOT YET RELEASING NAMES… AND POLICE HAVE NOT SHARARED A MOTE… BUT NEIGHBORS SAY NOTHING SEEMED OUT OF THE ORDINARY… BOTH FATHER AND SON WOULD GO ON WALKS — NEVER IMAGINING A TRAGEDY LIKE THIS COULD HAPPEN… A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EXPERT– SAYS IT'S IMPORTANT TO STAY VIGILANT FOR THOSE WHO MAY BE IN NEED OF HELP. NANCI KREIDMAN: "AFTER CATASTROPHE LIKE THIS PEOPLE RISE UP AND PAY ATTENTION AND LOOK AROUND AND BECOME MORE ALERT AND THEN IT FADES INTO THE BACKGROUND, AND IT RECEDES IN PEOPLE'S CONCIOUSNESS AND WE WANT TO SAY IS, WE CAN'T AFFORD TO LET IT RECEDE INTO THE BACKGROUND," KREIDMAN SAYS CALLS INTO THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACTION CENTER INCREASE AFTER TRAGEDIES LIKE THIS ONE…

FROM THOSE AFRAID FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY… SHE SAYS KINDLY CHECKING IN ON PEOPLE CAN HELP THEM FEEL SUPPORTED… WHICH CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. NANCI KREIDMAN: "I THINK WHAT I AM ENCOURAGING US TO DO AS A COMMUNITY IS TO FOLLOW OUR INSTINCTS AND TO USE WITH GRACE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ASK QUESTIONS THAT ARE SUPPORTIVE." MEANWHILE– A BEHAVIORAL SUPPORT EXPERT SAYS THESE TYPES OF CASES ARE EXTREME AND TRAUMATIC FOR THE FAMILY AND CLOSE FRIENDS…

SHE SAYS OFFERING SUPPORT AND BEG PATIENT IS THE BEST HELP THE COMMUNITY CAN OFFER TO THEM. MARIE VORSINO: "NOT FORCING THE INDIVIDUAL TO TALK, NOT FORCING THE KIDDO TO TALK. BUT WHEN THEY'RE READY, BEING THERE TO LISTEN BEING THERE TO YOU KNOW, GIVE THEM A HUG, BEING THERE TO SIT THERE ON THE BEACH, OR ON THE COUCH, AND, AND JUST LISTEN WHAT THEY'RE EXPERIENCING," MAX RODRIGUEZ KHON2 NEWS WORKING FOR HAWAII.

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