Police: Father shoots 12-year-old daughter in chest, turns gun on himself on Cleveland's west side

CLEVELAND - Police are investigating after a man allegedly shot his 12-year-old daughter before killing himself on Cleveland's west side.

At 3:46 a.m., officers received a call for "trouble unknown" and responded to a home on the 2100 block of West 104 Street. Once there, they said they found a 12-year-old with gunshot wounds to the chest and an unresponsive 46-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the head.

EMS was notified and responded to the scene. The girl was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center, where she is being treated for her injuries and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said their initial investigation shows that the 46-year-old was the girl's father and shot her before taking his own life.

The incident is currently under investigation.

Print this article Back to Top

Comments