Authorities have accused a 12-year-old girl from Weatherford, Texas, of shooting her father and herself in a reported murder plot she made with another child, the Parker County Sheriff’s Office announced.
The incident occurred Sept. 20 at around 11:30 p.m. in northwest Parker County, where police discovered the child lying in the street with a gunshot wound to her head and a handgun beneath her, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office. Police then found her 38-year-old father inside the house with a gunshot wound to his abdomen, the press release continued.
“Sheriff’s investigators said the juvenile is believed to have shot her father, fled the scene, and later shot herself. A handgun was located lying underneath the juvenile suspect,” according to the news release.
Both victims were transported to the hospital via air ambulance, the sheriff’s office reported. The condition of the father and the juvenile girl is not currently public.
Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division (CID) found the 12-year-old had planned to murder her family and pets for several weeks prior, according to the press release. She had formed the plot this along with another juvenile girl from Lufkin, Texas, who also planned to murder her father, the sheriff’s office reported. (RELATED: Texas Father Fatally Shoots Son Who Assaulted His Mother)
The Lufkin girl did not carry out the plot to kill her father, according to the sheriff’s office.
The sheriff’s office alleged the pair had planned to meet up in Lufkin and flee to Georgia. The Lufkin suspect has been charged with criminal conspiracy in planning the plot, the press release noted.
“Due to the injuries, the age of the juveniles and the sensitive case matter, information released regarding this case will be limited,” Parker County Sheriff Russ Authier said regarding the case, according to the press release.