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Father Kills 2 Daughters In Arizona Home, Police Say

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FATHER KILLS DAUGHTERS
Police outside the suburban Phoenix home where a father allegedly shot and killed his young daughters before committing suicide. | ABC15

TOLLESON, Ariz. (AP) — A father and his two young daughters have been found dead inside a home in the Phoenix suburb of Tolleson in what police are calling a murder-suicide.

Police cordoned off an area in the neighborhood on Wednesday after getting a call from a relative who found the bodies.

Tolleson Police Sgt. Obed Gaytan says the girls, ages 6 and 8, had been shot. Police identified the father as 45-year-old Alejandro Gallardo and said he died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head.

Neighbors and those who work in the area told police they heard screaming coming from the home Wednesday morning.

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