'A heroic act' - teenage boy may have died trying to protect younger sister from being shot by father

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The teenage son of John Edwards, the 68-year-old Sydney man who shot and killed his two children last week, may have died while trying to protect his younger sister from their homicidal father.

A woman, believed to be the children's mother, arrived at the scene shortly after police and had to be treated for severe shock.
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Early ballistics reports show Jack Edwards, 15, may have been killed while "shielding" his 13-year-old sister, Jennifer, homicide squad commander Scott Cook said.


"That's a heroic act," he told reporters in Sydney on Thursday.


Det Supt Cook added the tests were inconclusive pending the final results of crime-scene tests.


"I have no doubt the coroner will seek to run an inquest in that matter," he said.

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