LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) — A man apparently despondent about losing his job killed his wife and five children before turning the gun on himself, officials said Tuesday.he bodies of five children and two adults — the children’s mother and father — were found Tuesday in a home in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Wilmington. Among the dead, authorities said, were an 8-year-old girl and two sets of twins — 5-year-old girls and 2-year-old boys.
Ervin Lupoe apparently called 911 and contacted a television station by fax before committing suicide, authorities said.
A suicide note found at the scene “indicated a business dispute” between Lupoe and Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center, Lupoe’s former employer, Hayes said. In the faxed note to KABC, the man said he was despondent over an employment situation, police said.
Kaiser Permanente said Lupoe and his wife, Ana, were both former employees of the medical center. Both had been terminated, Hayes said, with Lupoe’s termination coming last week
“No words can describe this tragedy,” said Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. “There’s no way to comprehend this unspeakable act.”
Sadly, its too bad that Lupoe didn’t work for Haliburton or Blackwater, instead of a health care enterprise. Then he’d be set for life.