West Texas man fatally shoots toddler in murder-suicide

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West Texas man fatally shoots toddler in murder-suicide

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Associated Press

Posted on May 26, 2014 at 10:24 AM

ODESSA, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a West Texas man fatally shot his toddler and seriously wounded the child's mother before turning the gun on himself.

The shooting occurred late Saturday night at a home in a rural area of Ector County.

Sheriff's officials said in a statement that deputies responded to the home shortly before midnight and found the bodies of the shooter, believed to be in his 40s, and the baby girl. The age of the child was not released.

The woman was in serious condition Sunday at a hospital.

The identities of the victims have not been released and calls to the Ector County Sheriff's Office on Monday for additional information went unanswered.

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