DAVIE, Fla. — Police in South Florida are investigating an apparent murder-suicide inside a Davie home involving a father and child early Monday.
Police officials told WTVJ that the father shot his 11-year-old daughter to death before turning the gun on himself.
Officials have not yet publicly identified the deceased.
“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,” Lt. Mark Leone with the Davie Police Department said during a news briefing.
The nature of the girl’s illness was not immediately available.
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