10-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Shot by Father in Murder-Suicide

10-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Shot by Father in Murder-Suicide

Incident in Colesville area of Silver Spring leaves three family members dead, two critically injured

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123 Amberleigh Drive, Silver Spring

Glynis Kazanjian

A 10-year-old boy has died after being shot during a domestic-related murder-suicide that left both of his parents dead sometime around midnight Sunday in the Colesville area of Silver Spring, Montgomery County police announced Monday.

Police believe the boy’s father, 57-year-old Yong Mun Kim of 123 Amberleigh Drive, shot his wife, 48-year-old Sang Yeon Kim, and three family members before turning the gun on himself.  Yong Mun Kim and Sang Yeon Kim were dead at the scene when police arrived.

Police identified the 10-year-old as Andy Kim.

A 22-year-old woman, believed to be Sang Yeon Kim’s daughter from a previous relationship, and another juvenile believed to be a child of the deceased couple, remain in critical condition at an area hospital, police said.

County police and fire and rescue workers responded to reports of a domestic shooting at the home at 12:06 a.m. Monday.

Earlier Monday, a neighbor who lives a few doors away said the mother and children who live in the home walk around the neighborhood frequently and the children have trick-or-treated at her house before.

“I never see the father walking with them,” said the woman, who declined to give her full name.

Ana Magallanes, 33, who has lived with her family in the neighborhood collectively for 19 years, said the incident is unusual for the quiet neighborhood.

“I walk my dog at 5 o’clock in the morning,” Magallanes said. “It’s peaceful here.

Another neighbor, Moira Sanders, 32, said she’s seen the children who live at the house playing outside and they appear to be elementary school-aged.

“I would not have thought something like this would happen here,” Sanders, a mother of four, said. “It’s quiet here.”

Police said they will release more information as it becomes available. Anyone with information about the murder-suicide is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5050. Callers can remain anonymous.


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