A Perry Hall man fatally shot his 10- and 12-year-old sons early this morning before turning the gun on himself.

Police were called to a home in the 8900 block of Yvonne Avenue, 21236, just after midnight. Officers found Julian Roary, 47, and his sons, Julian Roary Jr., 12, and Ian Roary, 10, in an upstairs bedroom. All three had been fatally shot in the head and upper body.

The investigation showed that Roary recently had lost his job and was struggling financially. He left a suicide note detailing his intentions.

Roary's girlfriend, who also lives at the Yvonne Avenue address, told police that after hearing what she thought were firecrackers she tried to locate Roary. When she could not, she checked the upstairs bedroom where she found Roary and his sons bleeding and unresponsive. She called 911.

Police determined that Roary shot both sons before killing himself.

Roary and Julian Roary Jr. were pronounced dead at the scene. Ian Roary was transported by Trooper 1 to the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, where he was pronounced dead.