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Father, young daughter dead in Thanksgiving murder-suicide out of Clayton County

By Mariya Murrow

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    ATLANTA, Georgia (WANF) — A father and his young daughter are dead following an apparent murder-suicide in Clayton County.

It happened Thanksgiving night at around 9:35 p.m.

Police say they were called to the 8000 Block of South Bay Court to perform a welfare check after reports of a possible domestic dispute turned kidnapping.

While officers did not locate the suspect, later identified as Lionel Edwards, at the home, they did find him in a vehicle near the area.

After attempting to confront Edwards, a car chase ensued. According to police, Edwards fled to the cul-de-sac of South Bay Court where his car hit a bush forcing the vehicle to stop.

Responding officers say they heard multiple gunshots coming from inside the vehicle. When police ran to the car, they found a young juvenile girl with several gunshot wounds. She died from her injuries.

Meanwhile, Edwards was rushed to the hospital after suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He later died from his injuries.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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