• Crystal Phillips left her three kids with her boyfriend Kevin Moore when she ran an errand on Saturday night
  • When she came home, she found the three children with gunshot wounds
  • Moore was arrested on charges of two counts of murder and one count of felonious assault

An Ohio man has been arrested for shooting his girlfriend's three young sons, killing two of them and injuring the other one critically.

The police arrested 27-year-old Kevin Moore on charges of two counts of murder on victims younger than 13 and one count of felonious assault, a second-degree felony charge, reported local news outlet The Blade.

The incident happened on Saturday when the children's mother, 23-year-old Crystal Phillips, left her kids with her boyfriend at her apartment in Toledo while she went out to run an errand for an hour. When she came home, she learned that her three sons, 1-year-old Gabriel Phillips, 5-year-old Ahmir Phillips and 4-year-old Ashtan Phillips, had been shot.

Gabriel and Ahmir died from multiple gunshot wounds, Lucas County Coroner's Office said. Ashtan remains stable and continues to fight for his life, according to a statement from the Toledo Police Department. He had been shot on the right side of his jaw and the bullet went straight through, exiting on his left side, Phillips told the outlet on Monday.

Investigators initially believed that the incident had taken place after an argument between the couple. Phillips, however, told the news outlet that she had no reason to feel that the children could be in danger when she left them with Moore.

"I really have no clue what happened. We weren't on bad terms. There was no violence, there was nothing," Phillips said.

Moore is currently being held on a $5 million bond. It was found that he has a history of violence. In 2017, he was convicted of third-degree felony domestic battery by strangulation, second-degree felony tampering with a witness and misdemeanor resisting an officer without violence, reported New York Daily News.

The neighbors and community members gathered outside their apartment complex on Saturday in a candlelight vigil to mourn the death of the two young boys.

"We all did this together. There's [sic] been people all day dropping off candles and different things like that and I just felt like, because the mom can't be here right now, I just took it upon myself because it's the right thing to do. Those are children and I'm so hurt I am so hurt," a neighbor said as per WTOL11.