A man shot and wounded his girlfriend, killed her 14-year-old daughter and then took his own life at a home in Maple Falls.
Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo said the woman ran to a neighbor's house to call 911 at 3:19 a.m. Thursday. When deputies arrived at the home about 20 miles northeast of Bellingham they found the bodies of the man and Felicity Boonstra, a student at Mount Baker Junior High. Her mother Rebecca Boonstra was taken to St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham and is expected to survive.
Elfo said deputies have been to the home at least once before, in March 2008, for domestic violence.