Police rescue 2 kids from Phoenix home after shots fired

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Police officers carried two children out of the home near Virginia and 55th avenues in Phoenix. By Jennifer Thomas Police officers carried two children out of the home near Virginia and 55th avenues in Phoenix. By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- Police rescued two children from a West Phoenix home Wednesday morning after shots were fired.

Police were called to the home near Virginia and 55th avenues for a domestic violence issue shortly after 9 a.m.

According to police, a woman with obvious injuries ran from the home to a neighbor's house to call 911.

She told police that there were children inside the home and the suspect had threatened to kill her and the kids, according to Phoenix police spokesman Officer James Holmes.

Officers arrived and knocked on the door and window then heard gunshots.

News chopper video showed police surrounding the home.

Officers kicked down the door and found a 29-year-old man dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The 4-year-old and baby were found unharmed in a bedroom and officers took them to their mother.

The man's name has not been released.