The second child shot by dad dies in the murder-suicide area of ​​Lansing

April 15, 2021 Updated: April 15, 2021 10:12 am

DELTA TOWNSHIP, Me. (AP) – A 3-year-old boy who was shot dead by his father has died, a third death in a suicide in Eaton County, authorities said Thursday.

Anson Zwick died on Wednesday evening. He and a 5-year-old sister, Vivian Zwick, were shot dead Tuesday at their home in Delta Township, about six miles west of Lansing.

“Preliminary investigations have shown that her father, Joseph Lechleitner, shot both children and then committed suicide. Lechleitner lived in the Shingleton area of ​​the Upper Peninsula, ”said the county sheriff’s office.

The neighbors told the Lansing State Journal that the children lived with their mother and that Lechleitner visited about once a month.

Karlie Carter said she saw the children in a car on Sunday with their parents on the way to a park.

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