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Police: Florida mom killed 4 children, then herself

Authorities say a Florida mother shot and killed her four children before shooting herself.

Sheriff's deputies in Brevard County said 33-year-old Tanya Thomas on Tuesday shot her four children, who ranged in age from 12 to 17.

Sheriff spokesman Tod Goodyear said three of the children went to a neighbor's house early Tuesday to say their mother had shot them. The mother then called the children back to the house and killed them.

Goodyear said the neighbors called 911.

Fox affiliate WOFL-TV reported earlier that a standoff took place between police and the shooting suspect. 

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.