MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man fatally shot his girlfriend and her parents in the family's home in south Memphis on Thursday, then turned himself in to authorities with his 4-year-old daughter in tow, police said.
Spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said police were called to the victims' home at 5:45 a.m. They found the woman, 23, and her 56-year-old father dead. The woman's mother, 46, was injured and died later in a hospital.
Rudolph said the shooter fled the scene, but then turned himself in at a police station with the child, who had been in the home but was not hurt. The preschooler was the daughter of the alleged shooter and his girlfriend.
Police have yet to release identities of the victims or the suspect.
Neighbors, friends and relatives of the deceased gathered near the house, which was cordoned off with yellow police tape.
A friend of the family, Charlotte Cole, described them as humble and church-going people.
She said the father helped with the church basketball team and his wife helped with church activities.
"It's just an unfortunate tragedy," Cole said. "Everybody loved them. It's just hurtful."
Another friend of the family, Calvin Jones, 46, described the family as good people.
"You couldn't meet better people," said Jones, who went to church with the family.
Of the daughter, Jones said, "She was a very nice young lady. Respectable."
Charges are pending. Rudolph says police do not have a motive.
"I don't have any information as to why it occurred," Rudolph said.
The child was turned over to the Department of Children's Services.