Tennessee Father Kills His Wife and Two Young Daughters Before Shooting Himself

Police arrive at the scene of an apparent murder-suicide in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. / WKRN-TV Nashville

A 32-year-old Tennessee man opened fire on his family in suburban Nashville on Friday — killing his two young daughters and his wife before turning the gun on himself, authorities said.

The Goodlettsville man called 911 about 6:30 a.m. and said he had just gunned down his 32-year-old wife and their daughters, ages 6 and 13, the Tennessean reported, citing Metro Nashville police spokesperson Brooke Reese.

While dispatchers tried to keep the man on the phone, an off-duty cop on his way home in the area rushed to the scene, where he tried to talk to the shooter over a PA system in the police car and get him to surrender, Reese said.

But a gunshot soon rang out from the home at 6:38 a.m.

The officer discovered the man dead in his living room and the 6-year-old dead in a bedroom, Reese said.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Yaron Steinbuch