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Father shoots dead terminally ill daughter before turning gun on himself in murder suicide

Father shoots dead his 11-year-old terminally ill daughter before turning the gun on himself in murder suicide while his wife was cooking breakfast

  • The father, who was in his 40s but has not been named, allegedly shot dead his 11-year-old daughter at their home in Davie, Florida, on Monday 
  • He then turned the gun on himself and was taken to a hospital where he died 
  • The girl’s mother was cooking breakfast when she heard the gunshots ring out
  • Police said the murder-suicide may have been motivated by the fact that the daughter suffered from a debilitating terminal illness 

A father fatally shot his terminally ill 11-year-old daughter before turning the gun on himself in a shocking murder-suicide in Florida. 

The man, who was in his 40s but has not yet been named, allegedly opened fire on his daughter at their home in Davie at about 9am Monday before shooting himself. 

The girl’s mother was preparing breakfast when she heard the gunshots and ran over to find both her daughter and husband with bullet wounds. 

The girl was pronounced dead at the scene while the man was transported to Broward County Medical Center, where he also died. 

A father fatally shot his terminally ill 11-year-old daughter before turning the gun on himself on Monday morning at the family’s home in Davie, Florida

Investigators are seen outside the family's home in Davie after the killings. Authorities said the girl's mother heard gunshots in another room and found her daughter and husband shot

Investigators are seen outside the family’s home in Davie after the killings. Authorities said the girl’s mother heard gunshots in another room and found her daughter and husband shot 

Davie police spokesman Lt Mark Leone confirmed the incident and said it was being investigated as a murder suicide. 

‘While we were speaking to the mother, we were told that the child has a debilitating, terminal illness, which is a possibility for why this tragic incident occurred,’ Leone told Local 10.  

Investigators were seen putting up crime scene tape outside the home in the 14600 block of Southwest 18th Court after the killings. 

Authorities have not released the names of the deceased pending notification of family members.  

This is a developing story.  

Davie police spokesman Lt Mark Leone (pictured) confirmed the incident is being investigated as a murder suicide that may have been motivated by the daughter's terminal illness

Davie police spokesman Lt Mark Leone (pictured) confirmed the incident is being investigated as a murder suicide that may have been motivated by the daughter’s terminal illness 

Authorities have not released the names of the deceased pending notification of relatives

Authorities have not released the names of the deceased pending notification of relatives



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