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A Philadelphia woman was arrested on Tuesday and has been charged with murder after she allegedly shot and killed her two young daughters, and their father, police said.
Damyrra Jones, 28, is said to have shot her daughters, on Monday night, police said, adding that the 4-year-old Maxillie Alcindor, and a 10-month-old Damaya Alcindor died at an area hospital.
Officers were called to a terraced house in Philadelphia, pennsylvania, in the north-east section shortly before 10 p.m. and found the two girls and a 35-year-old man, who is the girls’ father, who police said was dead when they arrived. The father, with a Max of Alcindor, and the two girls were shot in the head, Fox 29 reported.
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Officers reportedly found Jones to be shot in the head, face down, with a gun in her hand, and was still alive. She was seriously injured.
The tv station reported that the Philadelphia Homicide Unit, Apt. Jason Smith, Jones allegedly shot all three before you get the gun on himself.”
Smith said that he had bought a gun legally the day before, and on the way to the hospital, they are “admitted to the shooting, and everyone is requested not to be resuscitated,” according to the station.
Smith has been quoted as saying that there had been a “domestic discord”, in which a great deal of support.
“It was literally a struggle each and every day,” Fox 29 reported, a neighbor, said. “I just feel that they didn’t like each other.”
The woman’s sister, who did not want to be identified, reportedly said the couple had broken off.
It is not clear whether Jones has an attorney, according to The Associated Press, which reported that there was a message left at a number listed for Jones.
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She is known for three counts of murder, two counts of child endangering and one count of possession of instruments of crime, according to police.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.