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Father shoots dead his wife, mother-in-law and daughter, three, before killing himself in Florida

Father shoots dead his wife, mother-in-law and daughter, three, before killing himself at their home in an affluent Florida gated community – but the little girl’s twin survives

  • Pablo Colon Jr, 35, shot his family before killing himself at their home in Florida 
  • His second daughter, the twin of the one he killed, survived with minor injuries 
  • The motive for the shocking murder-suicide is not yet known, authorities say

A father-of-two shot and killed his wife, mother-in-law and three-year-old daughter before taking his own life, according to police. 

His second daughter, the twin of the one he killed, survived the incident with minor injuries. 

Authorities found the bodies of Pablo Colon Jr, 35, and his family inside their home in the gated Grand Palms Golf and Country Club community in Florida on Sunday. 

Colon’s wife was identified as Sandra Colon, 36, and his mother-in-law was identified as Olga Alvarez, 61.

Pablo Colon Jr, 35, killed his wife, mother-in-law and three-year-old daughter before taking his own life

Authorities found the bodies inside a home in the gated Grand Palms Golf and Country Club community in Florida on Sunday

Authorities found the bodies inside a home in the gated Grand Palms Golf and Country Club community in Florida on Sunday

Pembroke Pines Police Captain Adam Feiner said the family had rented the home for the past 6 months.

Feiner told CBS4: ‘Our investigation concluded that Pablo Colon killed his wife, his mother-in-law and 3-year-old daughter before taking his own life with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The surviving 3-year-old daughter was taken to a hospital as a precaution.’ 

Colon owned a local electrical service business, and records show he and his wife married in May

Colon owned a local electrical service business, and records show he and his wife married in May

The motive for the murder-suicide is not yet known. 

Colon owned a local electrical service business, and records show he and his wife married in May, NBC Miami reported.

Neighbours said they were stunned by the incident, describing their community as a ‘quiet one’.

One told CBS4: ‘I’ve never heard of anything like that here and I’ve been here for probably close to 15 years.’

Police received a 911 call at 8.30pm on Sunday from a man inside the home who said he had murdered his family and was threatening to take his life.

Feiner also added that there was an initial call to 911 from the mother-in-law who was screaming in Spanish. 

Pembroke Pines Police Captain Adam Feiner said the family had rented the home for the past 6 months

Pembroke Pines Police Captain Adam Feiner said the family had rented the home for the past 6 months

Neighbours said they were stunned by the incident, describing their community as a 'quiet one'

Neighbours said they were stunned by the incident, describing their community as a ‘quiet one’

Feiner also added that there was an initial call to 911 from the mother-in-law who was screaming in Spanish

Feiner also added that there was an initial call to 911 from the mother-in-law who was screaming in Spanish

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