Monday, October 20, 2014
"PORT ORANGE, FL — A Florida father fatally shot two of his children and critically injured a third early Friday morning, authorities said.
"David Mohney, 52, and two of his children, 14-year-old Savanna and 11-year-old David, died in the tragic murder/suicide, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
"His remaining daughter, 9-year-old Lauren, was taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando where she is currently in critical condition.
"The father had been fighting with his wife, Cynthia Mohney, an emergency nurse, in their home on Jackson Lane in Port Orange before reaching for his gun, according to police.
"Cynthia Mohney, 48, fled to a neighbor’s home to seek safety and help, saying a couple’s quarrel had spiraled out of control and her husband turned violent.
"`She said her husband had threatened her with a gun,` Volusia County Sheriff’s Officer Gary Davidson told [reporters].
"Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the scene after receiving a call about the incident about 5:11 a.m.
"Shortly after, gunshots rang out from inside the home at 1927 Jackson Lane, according to a release from the office.
"Police say they found Mohney on the kitchen floor with a handgun by his side, the daughters in an upstairs bedroom together and the son in a ground floor bedroom.
"David and Savanna were pronounced dead at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach.
"A source told [reporters] that Mohney is a retired military man who moved his family to Port Orange, a city just south of Daytona Beach, about seven years ago so he could study at Palmer College of Chiropractic."
Source: New York Daily News...