Arizona man guns down young daughters in New Year’s Day murder-suicide: Cops

Alejandro Gallardo killed the 6- and 8-year-old girls sometime early Wednesday in the Phoenix suburb of Tolleson before he took his own life. Neighbors reported hearing fireworks as residents rang in the new year — which may have masked the sounds of Gallardo’s slaughter.

‘It's very somber; this is the time of year when we should be rejoicing with our family,’ said a Tolleson, Ariz., police spokesman.

‘It’s very somber; this is the time of year when we should be rejoicing with our family,’ said a Tolleson, Ariz., police spokesman. tucsonnewsnow.com

(SOURCE)  An unhinged Arizona dad gunned down his two young daughters before turning the weapon on himself in a shocking double murder-suicide just hours into the new year.

Police say Alejandro Gallardo, 45, killed the 6- and 8-year-old girls some time early Wednesday in the Phoenix suburb of Tolleson before he took his own life, the Arizona Republic reports.