‘Truly evil’: Father, two small sons shot to death in their home

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BELVIDERE, Ill. (AP/WJW) — Police in northern Illinois are investigating the apparent shooting deaths of a man and his two young sons as a triple homicide.

Police say officers found the bodies of 31-year-old Andrew Hintt, and his sons, ages 5 and 7, at their home in Belvidere on Sunday night. Autopsies were pending.

Police say four shell casings were found at the scene, but no weapons have been recovered. Belvidere Police Chief Shane Woody said Monday that the deaths are being investigated as a triple homicide.

During a press conference, he described the murders as “senseless” and that whoever shot committed the “horrific act is truly evil.”

He said the bodies were discovered by the building’s landlord, who was contacted by the boys’ mom when she couldn’t get ahold of them.

Officers are searching for Hintt’s vehicle, a silver or gray 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk. Belvidere is about 70 miles northwest of Chicago.

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