Dad shoots and kills his two sons, ages 3 and 6, in tragic murder-suicide

Dad shoots and kills his two sons, ages 3 and 6, in tragic murder-suicide

The father of two young boys is accused of shooting them dead at his Iowa home before turning the gun on himself.

Christopher Phelon, 32, fatally shot Logan, 6, and Seth, 3, on July 5 around 8pm at his home on S. Harlan Street in Algona.

The state medical examiner says the boys died from gunshot wounds and ruled their deaths homicides, according to a press release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety.

Phelon also died from a gunshot wound which detectives believe was self-inflicted. His death has been ruled a suicide.

The gunman has been identified as the boys' father, People Magazine reports.

All three bodies were initially discovered by an unidentified 911 caller.

All three bodies were found at the family's Algona, Iowa home by an unidentified 911 caller.

Algona police shut down multiple streets in the neighborhood for several hours as they conducted their investigation.

Officials closed off several neighborhood streets while they investigated.

Officials have not yet identified a motive behind the shooting.

In a statement provided to DailyMail.com, Algona Community School District Superintendent Joe Carter said the entire academic community is 'saddened' by the boys' deaths.

'Logan would have been a First Grade Student at Bryan Elementary this Fall and Seth would have started Preschool at Bertha Godfrey Elementary. Our thoughts go out to the families and everyone who is impacted by this tragic event,' he said.

DailyMail.com has contacted all responding law enforcement agencies asking for comment and more information about the case. We are currently waiting for response.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the boys' mother Grace Phelon.