Dad 'shoots dead terminally ill daughter, 11, who was battling debilitating condition and then kills himself’

A FATHER shot dead his terminally ill 11-year-old daughter, before turning the gun on himself, according to reports.

The apparent murder-suicide happened Monday morning in Davie, Florida, about 30 minutes northwest of Miami, Local10 reported.


The girl was pronounced dead at the scene. The man, in his 40s, died in hospital.

It's understood the man's wife – the girl's mother- was home at the time.

She was making breakfast around 9am when she heard shots ring out.

The girl was the only child in the home.

Police said the girl's terminal illness could have been the motive for the alleged killing.

“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.

A crime scene was established at the home as detectives investigated.

More to come.

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