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The Latest: Phoenix police: Man who killed girls was father

October 17, 2016 - 7:31 AM

PHOENIX - The Latest on the fatal shootings of a man and his two young daughters (all times local):

6:40 a.m.

Phoenix police say a man believed to have fatally shot two young girls and then himself was the father of the children.

The Police Department says a 36-year-old man and a 5-year-old girl were pronounced dead in a west Phoenix home and that a 4-year-old girl died at a hospital.

Sgt. Mercedes Fortune says a woman called police late Sunday night to say she was concerned about the welfare of her ex-husband and their two daughters. Another person called police to report shots being fired.

Fortune says officers believe the man shot the girls before killing himself.

No identities were released.

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6:25 a.m.

Phoenix police say a man and two young girls are dead as a result of shootings being investigated as a murder-suicide.

Police say a woman called police late Sunday night to say she was concerned about the welfare of her ex-husband and their two daughters. Another person called police to report shots being fired.

Sgt. Mercedes Fortune says a 36-year-old man and a 5-year-old were pronounced dead in a west Phoenix home and that a 4-year-old girl died at a hospital.

Fortune says officers believe the man killed the girls before killing himself

No identities were released and police didn't immediately respond to an inquiry about whether the girls were the man's daughters.

News from © The Associated Press, 2016
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