Teen Son Of Murder-Suicide Orchestrator In Critical Condition

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LOS ANGELES – The 17-year-old son of a former Indian Army officer, the lone survivor of his father’s killing spree that wiped out the rest of his family, was battling for life, even as investigators were trying to determine a motive for the shocking murder-suicide. The teenager, identified as Chris Singh, underwent surgery at a Fresno hospital for head trauma after he was shot by his father on Saturday, local newspaper Fresnobee reported.

Spokeswoman of the Community Regional Medical Center, Mary Lisa Russell said the boy was in critical condition. Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims said Avtar Singh, a former Indian Army major who owned a Selma trucking company, apparently shot and killed his wife and two other sons, ages 15 and 5, before killing himself.

While two children and their mother were found dead along with Avtar, the eldest child was in a gravely injured state. Authorities have not yet officially released the names of Avtar’s wife or the two sons who were killed.