Convicted Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren

September 19th, 2014 by Staff

(www.stltoday.com) – BELL, Fla. (AP) — A man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage at a home where authorities in the small Florida town say they had been called to in the past.

Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz says the shooter, 51-year-old Don Spirit, called 911 Thursday afternoon to say he might harm himself or others. When a deputy arrived, Spirit committed suicide and authorities then found the seven gunshot victims.

Schultz wouldn’t say if a weapon was recovered or what sort was used. He didn’t have a motive for the massacre but said deputies had been to the home in the past for various reasons.


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