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Police: Five dead after father kills family, self

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Investigators say a father shot his three young daughters and their mother before taking his own life. (Source: WINK/CNN) Investigators say a father shot his three young daughters and their mother before taking his own life. (Source: WINK/CNN)

FORT MYERS, FL (WINK/CNN) - A family of five was shot to death - the result of what sheriff's deputies say was a murder-suicide on Sunday.

Investigators say a father shot his three young daughters and their mother before taking his own life. The girls were between the ages of 2 and 10.

A neighbor says she heard what sounded like festive activity at the home around the time of the deadly shootings.

"We heard the girls laugh and the little girls - heard, you know, all of them laughing and talking," the unnamed neighbor said. "I heard the music go from like, five to maybe 10? I just heard it go fttt and then it just stopped. There - there was nothing. I heard nothing, no noise – silent, dead silent. And then at 4:45, the cops were at the door."

Authorities say the parents had no known criminal records. They're still trying to determine what led to the killings.

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