DAVIE (CBSMiami) – A Davie father is accused of killing his 11-year-old daughter before turning the gun on himself.
It happened Monday morning at a home on SW 18th Court.READ MORE: NFL Player Malik McDowell Bonds Out Of Jail, Charged With Public Exposure, Aggravated Battery
“When police arrived on scene they spoke with a female who had heard gunshots inside the residence while she was preparing breakfast in the kitchen. It turns out that we have an 11-year-old child who is deceased and a man in his 40s, who is also the child’s father, is also deceased,” said Davie police Lt. Mark Leoni.
Police said the mother told them her daughter had a debilitating terminal illness which is a “possibility as to why this tragic incident occurred.”READ MORE: Miami Weather: Cooler, Pleasant Weather Continues Through Thursday
“The information that we have is that she did suffer from a terrible life-threatening illness,” said Leoni.
The child died in her home. The father was taken to a hospital where he died.
The only people in the residence at the time of the shooting were the parents and daughter, according to investigators.MORE NEWS: Woman Struck, Killed By Train In Deerfield Beach
Police have not released the names of the family members who died.