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Neighbors mourn the death of family killed inside home

Posted at 11:38 PM, Jul 11, 2017

Neighbors and friends came together to mourn the loss of a one-year-old boy and his mother after police say the father shot and killed them before turning the gun on himself. 

At this time 13 Action News is not sharing their names until they are confirmed by the coroner's office.

Tuesday night people were still trying to come to terms with what happened, choosing to lean on each other in order to deal with their grief. Many said they were hoping that what comes out of the tragedy is a stronger sense of community. 

A memorial was held outside the family's home near Cactus and Rainbow. People of all ages left flowers, stuffed animals and candles on the sidewalk and the doorstep.

Jason Lindstrom's two daughters attend school with the woman's 11-year-old daughter, who was not at home at the time of the killings. He said he didn't know the family well, but couldn't help wonder if someone saw warning signs and didn't act. He said that needs to change. 

"Let's not just notice. Let's do something if we become aware of someone who might be struggling, or even frustrated, or sad, or depressed," said Lindstrom. "It's amazing. I think to myself when I was these girls age, it was so easy to make friends. Now I'm in my 40's and I don't got out to make friends anymore. Shame on me."