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Grandfather murders family

2 years 1 month 6 days ago September 18, 2014 Sep 18, 2014 Thursday, September 18 2014 September 18, 2014 8:27 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BELL, Fla.- A grandfather killed his six grandchildren, the kids' mother who is also his daughter and then himself Thursday evening.

"Tomorrow is going to be a tough day," Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz said in a news conference hours after the bodies were discovered. Schultz said the children ranged in age from 3 months to 10 years old.

A deputy responded to a shooting in the area made contact with the gunman, Don Spirit, 51, who later committed suicide the Associated Press reported.

About 350 people live in the town 30 miles west of Gainesville.

Watch WBRZ's 2une-In and ABC's top-rated Good Morning America Friday for the latest overnight developments on this case.
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