INDEPENDENCE, Ky. (AP) - Police say autopsy results and other evidence show that a northern Kentucky man fatally shot his wife and daughter and then killed himself at their home earlier this week.
A statement from the Independence Police Department on Thursday also says gasoline was used to ignite the fire that authorities found when they responded to a 911 call.
The statement says police believe 43-year-old Seaward Padilla "did in fact" shoot 45-year-old Lori Padilla and 22-year-old Jessica Padilla on Tuesday night. All three died of gunshot wounds. Jessica's 2-year-old daughter, Jaycee, was found unharmed outside.
Emergency officials came under gunfire as they arrived at the family's two-story brick home. Police later found rounds that hit a fire truck and a house across the street.
Court records show the couple had taken out emergency protective orders against each other after alleged violent episodes late last year.
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