A LITTLE girl who was battling terminal cancer has been identified as the victim of a shocking murder-suicide.
A man, in his 40s, is believed to have shot dead his 11-year-old daughter Angela Ng, before turning the gun on himself on Monday, according to police.
The Broward Medical Examiner’s Office on Tuesday identified Angela as the child who died, the Sun Sentinel reports.She was pronounced dead on the scene. Authorities have not yet released the names of the parents.
The child's mother was in the house making breakfast when the apparent murder-suicide took place inside their family home, in Davie, Florida.
Angela had been diagnosed with femur cancer and was scheduled for a leg amputation later this month.
That day would have been her parents’ 27th wedding anniversary, records show.
Angela had reportedly been undergoing chemotherapy when she was killed.
“It was a devastating terminal illness,” Davie police spokesman Lt. Mark Leone said of the girl's condition.
“She was not going to get any better. … It is such a tragic situation, a terrible situation.”
The father was taken to a hospital and died there.
According to his LinkedIn profile, he held various executive positions over the years at air-conditioning, refrigeration and heating companies.
The mother told police she was in the kitchen when she heard shots ring out in another room.
Neighbor Kenton Wells, 88, who lives next door to the family, told The Sun he saw and heard the mother let out "a scream from hell" on the street.
"I saw the mother come down the street past my house and when she got there, about 50 ft from there, she let out a scream that you could hear," he said.
"It sounded like a scream from hell."
"My daughter died in a car accident. She's been dead 30 years. So I feel for the mother because I know what she's going through. It brought back a lot of memories."
Mr Wells said the family had only recently moved into the home.
"The only contact I had was when (the father's) dog came down my street and it was headed for highway and so I took him home to the family.
"They thanked me a lot for that. I met them all there at that one time. Everybody seemed to be very nice and appreciated me doing that.
"The man said 'thank you'. I shook hands with him and said 'I'm glad to meet'. "
"It never seemed like anybody there was going to be doing such a thing."
Police said the girl's terminal illness could have been the motive for the alleged killing.
“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,” Davie police Lt. Mark Leone said.
Angela was the only child in the home.
A crime scene was established at the home, about 30 minutes northwest of Miami, as detectives investigated.
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