Two young sisters shot by their father, who committed suicide in Columbus

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Columbus Police Division is investigating an incident in which two girls are reportedly shot dead by their father, who also killed himself.

Police were directed to a home on Danwood Drive on January 1, after being called in for a local dispute elsewhere. According to a report on the accident, the police heard gunfire coming from the building upon arrival.

Police said they found the sisters, Alessi Williams, 6, and Ava Williams, 9, “suffering from gunshot wounds.” The suspect, Aaron Williams, the father of the two girls, was also found with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:32 pm.

The girls were taken to Western Doctors Hospital but later passed away.

Police said these were the second and third murders during the year in the city.

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