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Mother and 2 young sons shot to death in their home

Tucson police investigated the deaths of three people near Stella and Prudence Thursday.
Posted at 12:26 PM, Jul 01, 2021
and last updated 2022-06-18 18:17:19-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Tucson police are investigating the shooting deaths of three people at a home near Stella and Prudence.

Police say 44-year-old Willona Ametrice White, 18-year-old Talmadge Holmes Jr., and 14-year-old Jaiden White were the victims and lived in the home.

On Thursday, a 911 call came in at 7:45 a.m. from the 7600 block of East Toronto Street, after a relative went to the home early in the morning and upon receiving no response at the door, entered the home and discovered the bodies.

Tucson Fire found two dead victims in the home with gunshot wounds. Tucson police officers later found a third dead victim with bullet wounds.

Police believe the shooting was an isolated incident and that the home may have been targeted.

Those with information should call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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