Father who shot teenagers in Sydney found dead

A Sydney street is in lockdown tonight following the fatal shooting of two children and the wounding of a woman believed to be their mother

A Sydney street is in lockdown tonight following the fatal shooting of two children and the wounding of a woman believed to be their mother

Mr McFadden said the mother, who arrived at the house shortly after the shooting, was treated by paramedics for severe shock.

Det Supt Brett McFadden said two "powerful" handguns registered in Edwards' name were discovered at the Normanhurst house.

A man known to the family was Thursday night being sought as a "person on interest".

Acting Assistant Commissioner McFadden said the woman suffered "significant shock".

NSW Ambulance Inspector Kevin McSweeney told reporters that when paramedics arrived they "were confronted with an extremely distressing and stressful situation".

Two teenagers were shot dead in Sydney's north-west. "However, we have been assessing and treating a female in her 30s [for shock] at the present time".

Mr Edwards, described as a "recluse" by another neighbour, was a financial planner and volunteered with the NSW Rural Fire Service, Lions Club and Pennant Hills Junior AFL Club, according to his LinkedIn page.

Scene of shooting where two children have been killed. Earlier, a helicopter could be heard overhead.

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Police set up a road block at Dean Street and Hull Road where a group of concerned neighbours gathered.

Asked if there was a history of violence between the man, the children and their mother, he said that "an extensive review was being conducted into the nature of the relationship".

"The circumstances of what happened inside the premises is subject to a forensic investigation and that includes the victims themselves".

Ryde detectives are being assisted by detectives from the State Crime Command's Homicide Squad.

John Howard has lived on Hull Road since 1964 and said the tragedy was " absolutely shocking".

"It's made me a bit shakey", he said.

Our hearts go out to the mother and to all of the family, and we mourn the loss of those young people. "It's so unfair, they had a whole life ahead of them", he said.

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