Police: Father Shoots Daughter, then Kills Self

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CLEVELAND — A 12-year-old girl is recovering at a local hospital after her father allegedly shot her before turning the gun on himself, Cleveland police report.

It happened at approximately 3:45 a.m. in the 2100 block of West 104th Street, where officers responded to a call of “trouble unknown.”

There, police say, officers found a 12-year-old with gunshot wounds to her chest, as well as the girl’s 46-year-old father, whom police found deceased with a gunshot wound to the head.

The girl was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center, where she is being treated for her injuries. Her condition was not released.

According to a preliminary investigation from Cleveland police, the father allegedly shot his daughter in the chest then took his own life.

The incident is under investigation.

Further details, including the names of the victims, were not immediately released.

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