Mother, 2 Young Children Found Shot to Death in Burning Home

A mother and her two young children were found shot to death inside their burning Pennsylvania home -- a star above the front door -- early Tuesday.

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A Pennsylvania fire chief says a mother and her two young children were found shot to death after their Lancaster County home was found burning under suspicious circumstances.
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Authorities including the Lancaster County coroner did not immediately identify the victims.
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Strasburg Fire Chief John Stoltzfus says the bodies were found apparently shot in a bedroom when firefighters went to the house on the 1400 Block of Village Road (Route 741) in Strasburg Township,around 3 a.m. Tuesday. A neighbor returning from work spotted the fire and called 911.
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The children found dead are believed to be 10 or younger. A dog was also found dead.
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Pennsylvania State Police Trooper James Spencer says investigators are on the scene investigating deaths he called "suspicious."
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The fire chief says the blaze is also suspicious.
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Strasburg is a borough located about halfway between Philadelphia and Harrisburg.
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