Sydney father, 68, who murdered his teen children in their bedrooms

One of the first paramedics to respond to the incident described the scene as

One of the first paramedics to respond to the incident described the scene as"very distressing

Police were called to a West Pennant Hills home about 5.20pm on Thursday after reports of a shooting.

Police found the 68-year-old man's body in a home in a nearby suburb on Friday.

The scene of the shooting in Normanhurst, Sydney, and John Edwards. Moments later it flashed up on his screen that there had been a shooting in West Pennant Hills.

Two guns, described as "powerful handguns" by police, were found at the property. The 68-year-old did not reside at the house.

New South Wales Police Acting Assistant Commissioner Brett McFadden told reporters the father appeared to have planned the killings, using legally-owned firearms.

The mother was being treated by paramedics at the scene more than two hours after the fatal incident, but was later with friends away from the crime scene.

Fairfax Media understands Edwards was recently estranged from the children.

"This [shooting] is something that has been premeditated and planned", Mr McFadden said.

Police said the man had been known to them, although their knowledge was not extensive and was from "many, many years ago". "There [are] no words that we can say to the family".

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He added that the man had been engaged in different relationships over many years. He is also listed as being an authorised financial planner with AMP since 1995. "We would wave, but that's it", one neighbour said.

'We found two teenagers unfortunately deceased in their bedroom and unfortunately at that time there was nothing we could do to help them, ' he said.

The victims' mother, aged in her 30s, arrived at the scene after police and was treated for severe shock.

Forensic teams and homicide investigators have been combing the home all night for evidence, while the mother is recovering with friends after being treated for severe shock.

"Our heart goes out to the family that are coming to terms with the death of these two young children".

"It's a awful, bad tragedy", the prime minister told reporters on Friday.

"This is a heartbreaking, a heartbreaking crime".

The mother arrived home to find her two children murdered in a suburban Sydney home on Thursday afternoon.

"It's a awful, bad tragedy".

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