A YOUNG girl has shot and killed her father before pointing the gun at herself after striking a bizarre assassination pact with her friend, police said.
The 12-year-old girl – who was not named – allegedly opened fire on her 38-year-old father at their family home in Weatherford, Texas last Tuesday.
Cops said she planned to kill her family and pets as part of a conspiracy with another youth in Lufkin who has pledged to do the same.
But the Parker County sheriff said the second girl reversed the plan.
Both the girl and her father were hospitalized for gunshot wounds. Her condition is unknown.
Police were called to the home around 11:30 p.m. following reports of a shooting.
There they found the girl lying on the street with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head.
Her father was at the family home with a gunshot wound in the abdomen.
Police said in a statement: “Sheriff’s investigators said the teen allegedly shot her father, fled the scene, and later shot herself.
“A handgun was found under the juvenile suspect.”
Officials say the girl “planned for several weeks to murder her family and pets and was in contact with another teenage woman from Lufkin, TX regarding the murder plot.”
Police added: “The other teenage woman had also planned to murder her father but did not carry out the plan.”
Police said: “The couple then planned for the Weatherford juvenile to drive to Lufkin, pick up the second juvenile suspect and flee to Georgia together.
“Lufkin Police are also investigating the incident.”
The Lufkin youth was charged with criminal conspiracy in planning the assassination.
Parker County Sheriff Russ Authier said, “Due to the injuries, the ages of the juveniles and the sensitive nature of the matter, information released on this case will be limited.”
Lufkin communications director Jessica Pebsworth said: “I will say that this case is definitely a time to remind parents that it is very important to know who your children are friends with.
“Whether it’s in the classroom, social media apps, Snapchat, TikTok and then gaming platforms too.”
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6303924/girl-shoots-dad-murder-pact-friend/ Horror details emerge after a 12-year-old girl shoots her father and herself in a assassination deal with a retired friend