Girl Shot by US Coast Guard Member Father Dies From Injuries NBC 6 South Florida


Girl Shot by US Coast Guard Member Father Dies From Injuries NBC 6 South Florida School Community Mourns Victims of Murder Suicide Link to this video Embed this video More videos 1 of 9 The Archdiocese of Miami confirmed the boy allegedly killed by his father, John Presnar, was a student at a local Catholic school. NBC 6s Laura Rodriguez reports. An 8 year old girl has died from her injuries more than a week after she was shot by her father, a U.S. Coast Guard serviceman, Miami Dade police confirmed Tuesday. The girl was hospitalized at Nicklaus Children”s Hospital in critical condition. Her mother and 7 year old brother in southwest Miami Dade. Further information was not immediately available. Investigators say 44 year old John Presnar started shooting during a domestic dispute with his wife at their home in the 1140 block of SW 242 Lane in Miami. NBC 6s Nathalia Ortiz has more as investigators work to figure out why the father opened fire on his family before turning the gun on himself. When the gunfire began, the wife told her mother to run out of the house and call for help. Officers arrived to find Presnar”s wife and his son dead from gunshot wounds and Presnar dead from a self inflicted gunshot. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, Presnar worked at the Coast Guard base in Miami Beach. The agency said Presnar had served with the agency since March 2001. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELP: Anyone affected by domestic violence, including friends and family members concerned about a loved one, can receive confidential help, advice, information or crisis intervention by calling the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1 800 799 7233 or by visiting the website , which offers a live chat service. An investigation is now underway after a Coast Guard member shot a girl, killed his wife, child and then turned the gun on himself. + showMoreText +

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