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A man reportedly killed his 77-year-old father and his sister before turning the gun on himself and committed suicide in North Carrollton, Texas on Saturday, Oct 1.

Firefighters were reportedly called to a home on the 3900 block of Alto Avenue in North Carrollton just before 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct 1 afternoon. As the firefighters worked to put the fire out in the house, the crew members found three bodies inside the residence. The bodies were later identified as 53-year-old William Randolph Singer, his father 77-year-old William Roy Singer Jr., and his sister, 51-year-old Cheri Ann Singer, the Dallas Morning News reported.

William, 53, was reportedly found dead suffering from a gunshot wound.

The medical examiner’s determination of the official cause and manner of death is pending autopsy results.

However, the three family members are believed to have died before the fire spread. According to a news release from the Carrollton Police Department, the son is believed to have killed his father and sister before committing suicide by fatally shooting himself, FOX 4 News Dallas-Fort Worth reported.

Cheri was a teacher at the Holy Covenant Early Childhood Development Program in Carrollton. Following her death, the school made a Facebook post saying that the “community tragically lost one of our own.”

“She was an incredible teacher and co-worker,” the post reads. “Words cannot express how devastated we all are and how much she will be missed. May the light shine perpetually on Ms. Singer. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends and all whose lives were made better simply because she was a part of it.”

In a similar but unrelated incident, an elderly man reportedly killed himself after allegedly killing his wife and two dogs in Phoneix, Arizona on Saturday, May 28, Latin Times reported.

On Saturday, May 28, officers from the Phoenix Police Department (PPD) received a 911 call from 80-year-old William Potts notifying the dispatchers that he had just shot his wife at their home in the Paradise Foothills neighborhood of northeastern Phoenix–due north of the Phoenix Mountains Preserve.

When the officers responded to the scene, they found Potts' 80-year-old wife Susan Potts lying dead in a pool of blood inside the couple’s residence.

They later found William Potts critically injured inside the home and rushed him to a nearby hospital for immediate treatment. However, Potts died while he was undergoing treatment at the hospital.

The authorities also found two dogs shot to death, on the property. Investigating officers believe that William Potts killed his wife and their dogs before proceeding to turn the gun on himself in an apparent murder-suicide.

The officers believe that the shooting may have stemmed from “a domestic violence situation” between the couple.

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