WEST HILLS – A woman was arrested on Mother’s Day for suspicion of murdering her three preteen children in their West Hills home and the investigation continued Monday.
Angela Dawn Flores, 38, was booked for suspicion of three counts of murder and held in lieu of $6 million bail, according to the Los Angeles Police Department Officer Drake Madison.
Los Angeles police responded to a 911 call about an assault with a deadly weapon at a residence in 22500 block of Victory Boulevard around 7:40 a.m. Sunday, LAPD Officer Matthew Cruz said.
Officers found a 12-year-old girl and her 8-year-old twin brothers unresponsive, said Officer D. Orris at the LAPD Operations Center. Paramedics were called to the scene and determined the children were dead.
The cause of the deaths has not been disclosed by police and their names were withheld.
The mother was acting erratically the night before, CBS2 reported. An older child in the house woke up Sunday morning and found his siblings dead, then ran to a neighbor’s house for help.
According to a Fox affiliate, LAPD also confirmed that another child was involved. Police say they ran to a neighbor’s house, and he has since been arrested in the investigation.
Rob Hayes, a neighbor, said to the news station that he was told the three children had been shot. “How many guns do we need out there?” he rhetorically asked. It was unclear where he heard the allegation.
Neighbors told Channel 2 the children’s mother was taken out of the house on a stretcher.
Police questioned the woman during their investigation, and around 9:30 p.m., they arrested her, said Orris.
2UrbanGirls contributed to this article.