The children's mother, who was reportedly attacked and shot, was taken to a nearby hospital, where she is in critical condition, WXYZ reported.
The man is believed to be the father of two of the children and the stepfather of the others.
"It is a very tragic situation," Dearborn Heights Mayor Dan Paletko said, according to WXYZ. "Words can't explain what took place here."
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When investigators arrived at the home in Dearborn Heights in the middle of the night, they say the man was waiting on the front porch for them. Police had no idea what they would soon find in the home.Posted by FOX 2 Detroit on Wednesday, September 21, 2016