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Authorities: Father Kills Self After Shooting Two Sons

One of the boys has died from his injuries. His eight-year-old brother remains in the hospital.

Monroe, NC -- A 10-year-old boy shot by his father died Thursday, authorities said. His eight-year-old brother, who was also shot, remained in the hospital, but a spokeswoman for Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte declined to release any information about him. The boys' father, Mark Minor, 44, shot and killed himself Wednesday after shooting his sons at the family's home in Union County. Minor, 44, worked for the city of Monroe's gas department. His boss, Steven Rogers, described him as a good, dependable employee who told him of some problems at home in recent days. Minor had recently been promoted. "He'd talk to me about some of his personal problems he had at home," Rogers said, declining to elaborate. "We're praying for his family and hoping everything will work out." Deputies were called to the family's home about 7:20 am, Cathey said. The Minors have lived there about two years. Ross and Ryan attended St. Matthew Catholic School in Charlotte and the family attended St. Matthew Church, according to David Hains, spokesman for the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte. Hains said members of the school's staff came to the church to pray Wednesday morning. The shootings come almost five months after five-year-old twin girls were stabbed to death inside their house in southeast Mecklenburg County about five miles from where the Minors live. The girls' father, David Crespi, has been charged in their deaths. The Crespis also belonged to St. Matthew Church, the largest Catholic church in Charlotte.

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