LOS ANGELES COUNTY, California. † A mother has been arrested after three children were found dead in a West Hills home Sunday morning, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The crime scene includes three different homes on this 22000 block of Victory Boulevard. LAPD responded to 911 calls from neighbors at 7:40 a.m. Sunday morning. The calls initially came out as an attack with a deadly weapon.
Officers found three dead children in the house: two boys and a little girl. Their ages range from 8 to 12 years old and paramedics say the children had been dead for several hours when they arrived.
The mother was identified as Angela Dawn Flores by authorities on Monday. The 38-year-old was charged with three murders and her bail was set at $6 million.
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Flores was immediately detained and taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation and then taken into custody. She was arrested Sunday night, but has yet to be charged, according to the LAPD.
Neighbors say they heard screams and fighting before calling police.
“I couldn’t see anyone, and I kept hearing, ‘My family is abusing me,’ and kept hearing screams, but I couldn’t understand what she was saying,” said neighbor Priscilla Canales.
LAPD also confirmed that another child was involved. That child was unharmed, police say they ran to a neighbor’s house.
The investigation is underway.