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911 call: 'My dad and my mom are dead'

Posted December 18, 2014

Wake County deputies are on the scene of a reported shooting on Huntwyck Drive, located off Ten Ten Road.
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— Three children locked themselves in a room in their Wake County home Wednesday afternoon as their parents argued and then heard the gunshots that ended the lives of their mother and father, according to a 911 call released Thursday.

Deputies responding to the call found Martha Yses Campusano Cisneros, 32, dead inside the home at 9937 Huntwyck Drive, off Ten Ten Road south of Garner. Emilo Rodriguez-Rizo, 47, was suffering from a gunshot wound and died en route to WakeMed.

An 11-year-old boy called 911 from his mother's phone while he and his siblings, ages 3 and 4, hid inside the house.

"My dad and my mom are dead," the boy told the dispatcher. "My mom is on the couch and she’s dead. I don’t know where my dad is. I think he’s outside the house."

The boy said he heard "something very loud," followed by footsteps, which is why he thought his father had gone outside.

"I know she’s dead because I heard two gunshots, and the last words she said were, 'Call the police,'” he told the dispatcher.

He said he called his aunt before dialing 911 – she also called authorities to report the shooting – and was trying to give deputies a description of his father when another shot rang out.

"Oh no. I heard a gunshot," he said, telling the dispatcher the single shot came from inside the house.

After that, he said, all he could hear was "voices from the television" until deputies arrived.

The three children are with relatives.


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  • lmurphy45 Dec 19, 2014

    Is there any contact info for the relatives that took in the three children for
    donation purposes?

  • OncomingStorm Dec 19, 2014

    Terrible, just terrible. I hope their aunt and other family members can help them recover. There are no words for such a horrible tragedy.

  • 1nclady Dec 18, 2014

    Those poor children....it breaks my heart.

  • thechristinakimsucks Dec 18, 2014

    What kind of man does this to his children? Their lives are shattered.

  • foodstamptrader Dec 18, 2014

    What would possess one to do this? Not only kill their mother, but make them witness the horror. These poor kids! May God and family comfort them. Tragic...

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  • Chris James Dec 18, 2014
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    i cried when i read that.

  • Mary Boehm Dec 18, 2014
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    Too much stress on people now. Sorry for the kids

  • K Hope Capps Dec 18, 2014
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    Those poor children. :(

  • Claytonmomof2 Dec 18, 2014

    So, so sad! My heart goes out to this family, especially these children right before Christmas. I hope the family is able to take great care of these children and get them the proper therapy and care that they will need. I wish they would post a way in which we could help the family - maybe with Christmas presents or something for the children.