That is, place the most pressing facts at the start of the article and close with the least compelling elements. Don't use too many commas.
His children were also shocked and they were confused as to what was happening. Develop short, concise sentences using action verbs. The police are investigating.
It is important to speak to someone with authority. If you do not know something and would like to find out about it, Google it.
Keeping an angle to your new story is a standard technique and it is not necessarily bad since this highlights the purpose and the main focus of your news story.
Beyond that, it tells the reader why they should read the whole story. Attend city council meetings to find out if there are any local issues happening in your area.
Just write what happened.