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Cops: Fla. man killed wife, three kids in murder-suicide

Sonny Enrique Medina, the man who allegedly killed his wife and three daughters before turning the gun on himself, according to CBS affiliate WINK. CBS affiliate WINK

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Investigators say a man apparently killed his wife and three daughters before turning the gun on himself in the family's southwest Florida home.

Lee County sheriff's deputies responded to the scene early Sunday and found all five people dead.

Sheriff Mike Scott says a man called the sheriff's office about 2:25 a.m., but Scott didn't disclose details of the conversation.

He said deputies found "a horrific and unthinkable scene" inside the home in San Carlos Park near Fort Myers.

He says the children ranged in age from 2 to 10 years old.

"All indications, again from the pictures on the refrigerator to the toys scattered about the house, this was a happy, normal family," Scott said, according to CBS affiliate WINK.

Authorities have not released the names of the victims but WINK has identified the father as Sonny Enrique Medina.

Richard Packard, a neighbor of the family, told the station that Medina was worried about possibly losing his job at the Salvation Army.

"He talked about the possibility of being laid off and that was a big concern of his. He considered himself, I think, the breadwinner, even though his wife worked. He was very uncomfortable with the fact that perhaps he couldn't support the family," Packard said.

Sheriff Scott said the investigation is ongoing but he thinks they will never know what exactly led to the shooting.

  • Crimesider Staff

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