COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Two young children are dead following a stabbing in Colorado Springs overnight.
Police said officers responded to a call in the 900 block of Carlisle Street shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday and found three victims with apparent stab wounds. All three victims were taken to the hospital.
A 5-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy died from their injuries. The third victim, the children's father, suffered injuries that police said were not life-threatening.
Tuesday afternoon, the El Paso County Coroner's Office identified the children as 5-year-old Sophia Murphy and 7-year-old Noah Murphy.
Police said they took into custody Malik Vincent Murphy, 19. ABC affiliate KRDO reports the young victims are siblings and the suspect is the children's older brother.