Children Allegedly Watch in Horror as Their Father Kills Their Mother & Himself

A man and woman are dead, after an alleged custody battle in what appears to have been a very bitter divorce. Scott Gimble, 50, shot his ex-wife Linda Sachs Gimbel, 44, and then himself on Halloween, in front of their two young children.

It is believed that the exes were handling a custody exchange of their 13-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son when the shooting took place outside an apartment building in Orange County, California.

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Reports claim that the children sat in the car when their banker father opened fire on their mother. Gimbel was a senior vice president at PFI Financial, a leading mortgage lending firm. His wife was also in banking, as an accounting executive at Citadel Services Corp.

It was the 13-year-old daughter who called 911. Reports say Sachs Gimbel died instantly from the gunshot wound, and that's when Gimbel allegedly pointed the gun at himself and pulled the trigger.

Those poor kids! Their parents seem to have just recently split up too, as they are pictured together as a family as recently as last Christmas. Considering this tragic turn of events, it's unlikely the split was amicable. To witness the brutal deaths of your own parents, at the hands of your father, is probably just about the worst thing a person can go through -- and these kiddos are only 13 and 7. So unbelievably heartbreaking.

Linda's friend Jamie Melim wrote a touching tribute to her late friend on Facebook. "She was smart, amazing and sooo funny! She was tragically taken from this world last night," she wrote.

She continued, "She left behind two young children and a family that absolutely adored her ... Please pray for her family tonight and for my dear friend Leigh Ann as she is trying to cope with the loss of her beloved sister.'

Her sister Leigh Ann Sachs commented with gratitude, "Thank you for posting that beautiful tribute to Linda. I just couldn't do it."

Does your heart break for these poor kids?

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