Mother apparently shot her two young sons, then herself, police say
The attorney had once been honored for working with victims of domestic violence, but police said Thursday that it appears she fatally shot her two young sons in their Herndon home, before turning the gun on herself.
Noera Ayaz’s husband arrived home Wednesday evening in the deadly shooting’s aftermath and alerted police. Officers found the 42-year-old mother dead in an upstairs bathroom from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, said her brother, Yasir Ayaz.
The apparent murder-suicide involving a woman who spent years advocating on behalf of other women and immigrants and who was active in the Muslim community baffled her family. Police have released no motive for the slayings.
… Press reports listed her as working with the Council on Islamic American Relations in New York in the early 2000s.