Published January 01, 2014
TOLLESON, Ariz. – A father and his two young daughters have been found dead inside a home in the Phoenix suburb of Tolleson in what police are calling a murder-suicide.
Police cordoned off an area in the neighborhood on Wednesday after getting a call from a relative who found the bodies.
Tolleson Police Sgt. Obed Gaytan says the girls, ages 6 and 8, had been shot. Police identified the father as 45-year-old Alejandro Gallardo and said he died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head.
Neighbors and those who work in the area told police they heard screaming coming from the home Wednesday morning.