Texas girl, 12, shoots dad in plot with friend to murder their families, later kills herself

Texas girl, 12, shoots dad in plot with friend to murder their families, later kills herself
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WEATHERFORD, TEXAS: A 12-year-old shot and wounded her father before shooting herself after she made a pact with another friend of hers to murder their families and run away together. According to Texas officials, the incident took place in Weatherford, where the girl and her friend had planned the gruesome murder plot.
 
According to the New York Post, the 12-year-old’ friend from Lufka never went with the plan despite planning the crime for weeks. The plan included murdering their families and their pets as well before driving to Georgia, as revealed by Parker County Sheriff’s Office. The publication shared that the cops responded to a residence in Weatherford, about 30 miles west of Fort Worth. They took the call around 11:30 pm on Tuesday, September 20 after they received a report of a shooting.
 
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The officials revealed that upon reaching they found the young girl lying in the street. A handgun was also found beside her. A self-inflicted gunshot wound was found on the injured girl. Speaking of the girl’s father, the 38-year-old was shot in the abdomen. The two were then rushed to local hospitals by air ambulance. The current condition of the two is still unclear.
 
According to investigators, the 12-year-old after killing her father had plans to drive and pick up her female pal all the way in Lufka, Texas which is close to 230 miles away from her house. The publication reported that the girl from Lufka has been charged with criminal conspiracy in the murder plot. The motive behind the crime is yet to be known. Officials added that the identity of the juvenile suspects was kept under wraps due to their age. They were withholding the identity of the adult victim to protect the children.
 
In another shooting incident, a Florida father brutally shot his 5-year-old daughter dead and left her 8-year-old brother fighting for his life barely a few minutes after their mother had kissed them goodnight and tucked them into bed. In Tampa, Florida, on August 29, Jermaine Lavanda Bass, 30, was taken into custody and charged with first-degree murder, first-degree attempted murder, and aggravated child abuse after he claimed he had "accidentally" shot his children many times while they slept.
 
The young girl was later declared dead at the scene by the police. According to reports, the mother walked to the second floor, where the children were sleeping in bunk beds. According to Sheriff Chad Chronister, she kissed her child, who was giggling in the top bed while feigning sleep. She also kissed her eight-year-old son before hurriedly leaving the room to use the restroom.

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