The newlywed couple, the ex-wife among 4 killed in Missouri murder-suicide

PARKVILLE, Mo. – Authorities say a suburban Kansas City man opened fire during a weekend family gathering, killing his newly married mother, her husband, and the shooter’s ex-wife before using the gun on himself.

Platte County Sheriff Mark Owen has identified the man who opened fire on Sunday in the house in Parkville, Missouri, as a 50-year-old Douglas Pauling.

The Kansas City Star reports that Pauling ‘ s 14-year-old daughter escaped the shooting unharmed and called 911.

Killed in the shooting was: Pauling’s mother, 73-year-old Sharmalee Pauling; her new husband, 66-year-old Carl Deruyscher; and the toe of the mother, 49 years old, Margaret “Maggie” Girard.

Pauling and Deruyscher page the wedding planning website The Knot says they married last month in Leavenworth, Kansas.

Parkville is approximately 10 (16 km) miles northwest of Kansas City.

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