A Burlington County, New Jersey, mother accused of shooting her three kids in her bedroom before turning the gun on herself has died, according to New Jersey State Police.
Jeaninne LePage, 44, died at Cooper Hospital in Camden, New Jersey, Sunday morning, police confirmed to NBC10.
LePage, who was hospitalized since she and her three children were found shot in her bed last Thursday, is the responsible for killing two of her kids before turning the gun on herself inside their Holly Park Drive home in Tabernacle, said New Jersey State Police.
Police found the weapon — which has been in the family for a long time — close to LePage.
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Eight-year-old Nadia Harriman and her 14-year-old brother, Nicholas Harriman, died, according to New Jersey State Police.
Alexander Harriman, 11, remained in severely critical condition at Cooper University Hospital Sunday, officials said. His father, who was not living with the family at the time of the shooting, is currently by his bedside.
Neighbors identified the victims Thursday, but authorities waited to confirm their names until they family members, including the children's father who was located in Maryland, were informed of the deaths.
Another relative who lives in the house found the victims around 9 a.m. and called for help.
"When police got there, they found a really horrific scene,’ said Jones. The victims were found in the same room and police believe they were shot with the same handgun, which was found at the scene."
Neighbors said that LePage shared the bed with her children and was in financial troubles. LePage had also fallen behind four months on her property tax bill, according to tax documents.
"It was because of the financial problems and I was helping them out," said LePage's friend Monique Currier. "They were completely broke and she said it would be easier for her and her kids to be gone."
Currier told NBC10 she wishes she had done more to stop or help her friend. She also claimed LePage had told her years ago she planned on killing her children.
"I'm so heartbroken," Currier said. "I can't believe it at all. It's the most selfish thing anybody could ever do."
Investigators believe the shootings occurred sometime between 5 and 9 a.m.
Nine people live in the house. They have all been accounted for and were interviewed by police, who assured neighbors early in the investigation that there was no manhunt and no reason for anyone to feel threatened or alarmed.
LePage tried to hide the shootings, according to police.
"A pillow was used to muffle the gunshot sounds, which we believe is why the other members of the house didn't hear the gunshots," said Noble.
The shootings shock the quiet community.
Members of the community organized a candlelight vigil Thursday night at Tabernacle's Town Hall, located at 163 Carranza Rd. At the vigil, children remembered their classmates.
Students and staff at Seneca High School — where Nicholas attended — had a moment of silence for the family Friday morning. Grief counselors were also on hand at local schools Friday to talk with grieving students and staff.
A trust fund was set up at PNC Bank under LePage-Harriman Memorial Fund.