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Police Search for Possibly Injured Mom After Husband, 2 Sons Found Shot Dead

Police are looking for the young boys' mother, who may be injured and in need of medical attention

Friday, Nov 22, 2013  |  Updated 1:36 PM EDT
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Police are searching for the mother of two boys who were found shot dead, one inside their home and the other inside a car parked at an A&P supermarket in upstate New York, concerned that she may be injured and in need of medical attention. Marc Santia reports.

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Police are searching for the mother of two boys who were found shot dead, one inside their home and the other inside a car parked at an A&P supermarket in upstate New York, concerned that she may be injured and in need of medical attention. Marc Santia reports.

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Police are searching for the mother of two boys who were found shot dead, one inside their home and the other inside a car parked at an A&P supermarket in upstate New York, saying she may be injured and in need of medical attention.

The boys' father, identified as 49-year-old Abbas Lodhi, was also found dead of a gunshot wound inside the car Thursday morning in Pleasant Valley,  police say. A shotgun was recovered at one of the scenes.

The children were identified as 9-year-old Zain Lodhi and 13-year-old Mugthba Lodhi. 

Police emphasized there is no threat to local residents as the search for 43-year-old Sarwat Lodhi continues, calling the killings a "family tragedy." 

Officials did not elaborate on their theory as to what happened, or how the mother was injured.

Michael Piccione, whose son was a close friend of Zain, said the boy was "always a peacemaker. He was always the one who never wanted anyone to fight."

"The most important thing right now is for our community to come together and work through this tragedy." 

--Marc Santia contributed to this report. 

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