State police identify girl killed, boy critically hurt in Paoli shooting

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PAOLI, Ind. (Feb. 10, 2015)– Indiana State Police say a father shot two children and injured his wife before killing himself in Paoli Tuesday night.

Investigators say that after 5 p.m. Tuesday evening, Melissa Randolph, 33, Paoli, and her husband, Jeremy Gehl, 37, Paoli, became involved in a physical altercation inside their home in the 500 block of North Helm Street.

During the fight, Gehl attacked Randolph with a knife, stabbing her multiple times.  Upon hearing the commotion, Gehl and Randolph’s 6-year-old son, Leon, and 3-year-old daughter, Addison, came downstairs.

Gehl shot both children before fatally shooting himself.  A third child inside the residence was unharmed, and was reportedly found in the mother’s arms outside of the home.

Gehl was pronounced dead by the Orange County Coroner’s Office.  Both children were airlifted to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

Three-year-old Addison was pronounced dead due to her injuries and 6-year-old Leon was listed in critical condition.  Randolph was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville and was later transferred to Kosair to be with her children.

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