Written by @kristenshylin_
A Florida dad reportedly shot his terminally ill 11-year-old daughter before turning the gun on himself Monday morning.
According to the SunSentinel, Kenbian Ng allegedly opened fire on his daughter, Angela, at the family’s home in the 14600 block of Southwest 18th Court in Davie while his wife was preparing breakfast.
After hearing gunshots around 9 a.m., the mother rushed into the room, where she found both her daughter and husband with fatal injuries, the outlet reported.
The daughter died at the scene while the father later died at the Broward County Medical Center.
Authorities confirmed that Angela had severe health conditions with no signs of improvement.
“It was a devastating terminal illness,” Dave police spokesman Lt Mark Leone said. “She was not going to get any better … It is such a tragic situation, a terrible situation.”
Family members said Angele had cancer in her femur, and was scheduled to get her leg amputated at the end of the month.
Leone told Local10 that the shooting is currently being investigated as a murder-suicide. Authorities believe that Angela’s terminal illness inspired the slaying.
“While we were speaking to the mother, we were told that the child has a debilitating, terminal illness, which is a possibility for why this tragic incident occurred,” Leone told the station.
Leone referred to the father’s apparent murder-suicide as a “lose-lose situation.”
Miriam Casanova, a relative, said the last phone call she had with Angela’s parents a few months ago was so sad and challenging. The father was so distraught that he could barely speak through all the tears, Casanova said.
“He couldn’t talk,” she said. “He just cried.”
According to the father’s LinkedIn profile, he held multiple executive positions over the years at many appliance companies.