Insanity, 2014 style.
An unhinged Arizona dad gunned down his two young daughters before turning the weapon on himself in a shocking double murder-suicide just hours into the new year.
Police say Alejandro Gallardo, 45, killed the 6- and 8-year-old girls some time early Wednesday in the Phoenix suburb of Tolleson before he took his own life, the Arizona Republic reports.
Cops learned of the killings about 10 a.m. Wednesday.
“It’s very somber; this is the time of year when we should be rejoicing with our family,” Sgt. Obed Gaytan, a Tolleson police spokesman, told the newspaper. “It’s sad this sort of incident happened.”
Neighbors reported hearing fireworks as residents rang in the new year — blasts which may have masked the sounds of Gallardo’s sickening slaughter.
Other neighbors recalled past incidents of domestic violence between a man and a woman at the house. A young girl, of no certain relation to the dead, appears to have stumbled upon the carnage.0