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Phoenix father kills young daughters, then himself

PHOENIX — Police said a West Valley father and his two young daughters were found dead in their home late Sunday night and the investigation was one of a murder-suicide.

Neighbors heard gunshots in the area of 91st Avenue and Broadway Road and called 911. Authorities said they had received another late-night call from a woman who said she was concerned about the welfare of her ex-husband and their two girls.

Sgt. Mercedes Fortune said officers went inside the house and found the 36-year-old father and girls, 5 and 4, shot.

The man and the oldest child were dead at the scene, police said. The second child was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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