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Wednesday 17 July 2019

Man shot dead after murdering his baby daughter, girlfriend and parents

Mark Leo Gregory Gago was gunned down by sheriff’s deputies as he tried to kill another girl in Oregon.

Mark Leo Gregory Gago(Clackamas County Sheriff’s Department/AP)
Mark Leo Gregory Gago(Clackamas County Sheriff’s Department/AP)

By DarrenM

An Oregon man murdered four members of his family at the home they shared and was shot by sheriff’s deputies as he tried to kill a girl, authorities have said.

Mark Leo Gregory Gago, 42, killed his parents, his girlfriend and their infant daughter on Saturday night, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said.

The victims were not shot, The Oregonian reported. Sheriff’s office sergeant Brian Jensen said the causes of death will be investigated.

“We’re not sure what was used at this time,” Mr Jensen told reporters near the scene on Sunday.

“I’ve been told that there were numerous weapons, swords, things of that nature in the residence.

“The investigators are trying to determine what exactly was used to kill each person.”

I've talked to investigators, 20-year veterans, and they're saying this is a shocking scene Brian Jensen

The sheriff’s office identified the victims as Olivia Gago, nine months, Shaina Sweitzer, 31, Jerry Bremer, 66, and Pamela Bremer, 64.

The home is about 20 miles south of Portland and north-east of the city of Woodburn.

The sheriff’s office took an emergency call from a resident of a home at about 10.15pm on Saturday.

The caller described a violent and hectic scene, and arriving deputies found a “horrific” situation, Mr Jensen said.

“I’ve talked to investigators, 20-year veterans, and they’re saying this is a shocking scene,” Mr Jensen said.

They found a woman dead outside the home and Gago attacking the girl. The eight-year-old child was Ms Sweitzer’s daughter from a previous relationship.

A roommate also survived. She suffered what deputies described as injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening. She was being treated at a hospital.

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