A SWAT team rescued three children from a bedroom window after their father shot dead their mom and his mother-in-law before killing himself in a murder-suicide in Florida, police have said.
Police raced to the family’s home in Tamarac, outside of Miami, after receiving a 911 call about a shooting early on Saturday morning.
Sheriff’s deputies helped the three children aged 4, 8 and 11 climb out of a bedroom window to safety. They were uninjured.
Inside, police found the bodies of their father Clody Sylverne, 39, and mother, named locally as Benouchka Sylverne, 38.
Clody’s 65-year-old mother-in-law, who has not been named by officials, was found critically wounded and was taken by air ambulance to hospital where she later died, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
Investigators are still looking for a motive for the shooting, but said that they suspect the father of a triple murder-suicide.
They would not reveal who made the 911 call. The children are being cared for by authorities.
Emergency services received the 911 call about the shooting at around 7:15 a.m.
BSO Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) teams in armored vehicles arrived on the scene and remained in contact with the caller who was reportedly still inside the home.
Sergeant Donald Prichard, a spokesman for the Broward Sheriff’s Office, said in a statement: ‘The deputies were then able to identify a room where three children, ages 4, 8 and 11, were located and assisted them out of the bedroom window to safety.’
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SOURCE: Daily Mail