Sheriff: Alma grandfather fatally shoots 3, self

ALMA (AP) - Sheriff's officials say a grandfather fatally shot his two grandchildren and his daughter's boyfriend in rural Arkansas before turning the gun on himself.

The Southwest Times Record reports that Tim Adams shot his 4-month-old grandson, 4-year-old granddaughter and the boyfriend of his daughter at his home near Alma in western Arkansas.

Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown says Adams' daughter ran from her father with her wounded infant as he fired shots and was not hit.

Adams later shot himself in front of a deputy who responded to a call about the shootings.

Authorities have not yet determined a motive.

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