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Child called 911 to report parents were shot


Parents shot, child told dispatcher

It was a child who told 911 dispatchers his father and mother had been shot at their Wellington home.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says the child told dispatchers several shots were fired late Friday night and the child could see his parents lying outside the front door with a gun at his father's feet.

When deputies arrived, they found Paula Beltre, 42, suffering from a gunshot wound and the body of Jose Ferreira, 41, who died at the scene. Beltre was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The Sheriff's Office says the couple divorced in 2008 and had no history of domestic violence.

The couple's children, ages 10 and 11, were home at the time of the shooting, but it wasn't immediately known who called police.


Bike ride highlights poverty issues

A Kansas City Jesuit priest has arrived in Key West after a 5,000-mile bike ride to raise awareness about poverty. The Rev. Matthew Ruhl and 11 other riders who made the trek from Cape Flattery, Wash., were welcomed with spraying champagne and cheers. The 5,052-mile tour lasted 99 days.

The entourage rode between 13 and 100 miles per day, assisted at food banks, met with homeless people, observed poverty reduction programs and raised money and awareness for their cause.

Associated Press

Child called 911 to report parents were shot 09/04/10 [Last modified: Saturday, September 4, 2010 8:41pm]
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