A man opened fire on his family at a Thanksgiving gathering Thursday.
Jupiter, Florida (WiredPRNews.com) – Police are searching for a man who opened fire on his family during a Thanksgiving gathering. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), 35 year-old Paul Michael Merhige of Miami is accused of killing four of his relatives and injuring others during a shooting rampage at a family gathering at the home of the father of one of the victims.
As noted by the AP, among Merhige’s victims were his six year-old cousin and a sister, who was pregnant at the time of her death. Jupiter Police Sgt. Scott Pascarella is quoted in the report as stating of the shootings, “What led to this incident, we’re not quite sure… It did not appear there was any altercation prior to this shooting.”
Jim Sitton father of the six year-old victim, who owns the home where the family gathered, is further quoted as stating of his daughter’s death, “God packed a lot of sweetness into that little body… She’s just our life. I don’t know how we are ever going to recover.”
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