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Davie man kills 11-year-old daughter in apparent murder-suicide, police say

DAVIE, Fla. – A man shot his 11-year-old daughter and then turned the gun on himself at their West Davie home Monday morning, police say. Both are dead.

The man’s wife was at the home on SW 18th Court preparing breakfast around 9 a.m. when she heard the shots, Davie police say. She went to see what was going on and found her daughter and husband shot.

The daughter was pronounced dead at the scene. The father, who was in his 40s, was taken to a nearby hospital and has since died.

The girl’s body was removed from the home shortly after 2 p.m.

“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,” Davie police Lt. Mark Leone said.

Their names have not been released as police are still notifying other family members.

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