WEATHERFORD, Texas (TCD) -- A 12-year-old girl reportedly shot her father in what investigators allege was an elaborate "murder plot" with a friend to kill their families and escape.
According to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office, on Tuesday, Sept. 20, deputies received a shooting call and found a 12-year-old girl in the street suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the head. Her 38-year-old father was reportedly inside the home with a gunshot wound to his abdomen.
The girl and her father were reportedly taken to the hospital in an air ambulance.
The Parker County Sheriff’s Office reportedly believes the 12-year-old girl shot her dad, ran from her home, and then shot herself. Deputies reportedly found a handgun under the juvenile.
According to the statement, the girl "planned for several weeks to murder her family and pets," and she allegedly spoke to another girl in Lufkin, Texas, about her plan. The other girl reportedly said she was going to kill her father, but the Sheriff’s Office said she "did not go through with the plan."
The Sheriff’s Office said the 12-year-old planned to pick up the other girl in Lufkin and then "run away together to Georgia."
Lufkin Police are reportedly investigating the situation. The juvenile from Lufkin is reportedly being charged with criminal conspiracy.
It was not disclosed whether the 12-year-old from Weatherford will be charged, and if so, with what crimes.
Parker County Sheriff Russ Authier said in the statement, "Due to the injuries, the age of the juveniles and the sensitive case matter, information released regarding this case will be limited."