Tuesday 30 May 2017

Dad shoots daughter (7) in suspected murder suicide in shop car park

Yaxtel Tapia (7) who was shot dead Photo: GoFundMe
Yaxtel Tapia (7) who was shot dead Photo: GoFundMe
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

A dad fatally shot his seven-year-old daughter before killing himself in an apparent murder suicide outside a shopping centre in California.

Carlos Garcia (36) was found dead next to his daughter Yaxtel Tapia (7), according to KSBW news.

It is not clear why the murder-suicide took place.

Garcia had spent the day shopping with Yaxtel when he disappeared.

His wife called the police after Garcia made suicidal threats in his car parked outside of Macy's.

According to Mercury News, police arrived at the scene and found the pair with gunshot wounds. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

The Tapia family have created a GoFundMe page to help cover the cost of the seven-year-old's funeral.

"The loss of our beloved little girl was very sudden and unexpected. Our family doesn't have the necessary funds at the moment and we would really appreciate the help.

"Our family thanks you from the bottom of our hearts for your help. May god bless you and your family for your kind donation and truly thank you for helping our family putting our little beautiful girl to rest," the GoFundMe page reads.

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