murder-attempted murder-suicide

Teen Kills Brother, Wounds Another over Food

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office received a call about the shooting at 6:19 p.m. local time in the city of Hudson, some 45 miles (72 km) north of Tampa, the office said in a statement.

The three brothers were squabbling over dinner, the statement said, when the 13-year-old grabbed a handgun and shot his two brothers before killing himself. The children were home alone at the time.

The older brother was taken to a hospital and his injuries were not considered life-threatening, the statement said. The names of the children were not released by authorities.

The Times said that the children’s mother was at work and a fourth son, who is 18-years-old, was not at the house.

Further details were not immediately available.

Florida teen shoots and kills 6-year-old brother, then himself, after argument over food. Reuters/The Raw Story, 3/26/2015.

Man Kills, Wounds Adult Daughters Then Takes Own Life—with 3 Grandkids in House [And…]

Jennifer Kimble, 37, was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds by deputies responding to a call from her 8-year-old daughter, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. Kimble’s two sons, ages 13 and 11, were also in the house, but all three kids were unharmed.

Deputies also found Kimble’s father Anthony Alvarez, 63, dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, sheriff’s officials said.

Another daughter, Valerie Alvarez, 33, had at least one gunshot wound and was flown to a Fresno hospital in critical condition. She was stabilized and having surgery, sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Chris Douglass said.

The investigation was continuing and autopsies were planned later in the week.

Douglass said investigators did not doubt that Anthony Alvarez had shot his daughters and turned the gun on himself.

“It’s a very cut-and-dried case,” she said.

No information was released on a possible motive.

Anthony Alvarez Shoots 2 Adult Daughters, Killing 1, In California Home. HuffPo Crime, 5/28/2013.

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Sometimes, even I can’t take it.

His family meant everything to Anthony “Tony” Alvarez Sr., a 63-year-old Vietnam war veteran who was devastated when his wife died last year. He shared his home with his two daughters, Valerie Alvarez, who has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair, and Jennifer Kimble, who moved back home last summer with her husband and three children….

His wife’s death, and the post-traumatic stress disorder that was the legacy of his wartime service, may have been too much for him to bear, his son said Tuesday.

Alvarez spared Kimble’s three children, an 8-year-old girl and two boys ages 11 and 13, who were in the home at the time of the shootings.

“His grandchildren meant the world to him,” Anthony Alvarez Jr. of Corcoran said Tuesday outside the home where the murder-suicide took place….

[Gordy] Kimble was at work on the night shift when he was called to get the children. Since the shooting, “they’re quiet; they’re sitting there,” he said. “You can tell by their eyes they are thinking.”

Wife’s death, wartime PTSD tore at Orosi shooter. The Fresno Bee, 5/28/2013.

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