Pembroke Pines shooting: Man killed wife, daughter, mother-in-law before killing self, police say

A South Florida man shot and killed his wife, 3-year-old daughter and mother-in-law before killing himself Sunday night, police said.


According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the shooting occurred Sunday night in a gated community in Pembroke Pines. There, authorities discovered "multiple deceased victims, seemingly from gunshot wounds," according to a news release from Pembroke Pines police.

Police said officers responded to the Grand Palms community, where 911 dispatchers told them that a man, later identified as 35-year-old Pablo Colon Jr., had killed family members and was intending to take his own life. A rapid response team entered the home, and officers found Colon, 36-year-old Sandra Colon, 61-year-old Olga Alvarez and the Colons’ 3-year-old daughter dead.

A child also suffered injuries but is expected to recover, the outlets reported.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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