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Easter morning tragedy: 2 children, 1 adult shot dead; police fatally shoot man believed responsible (UPDATE)
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Easter morning tragedy: 2 children, 1 adult shot dead; police fatally shoot man believed responsible (UPDATE)

1:30 p.m. ET: Police released the names of the victims and the shooter. The victims include 69-year-old Carole Fulmore, 13-year-old Damionna Reed and 7-year-old Cameron Bouie, WESH reported. The shooter was identified as 28-year-old Lacorvis Tamar Daley.

Two children and one adult were pronounced dead Easter morning after being shot. Police shot and killed the suspect after he opened fire, local law enforcement officials reported.

"Tonight we had a tragedy in our Parramore community," Orlando's police chief Eric Smith said in a press conference.

"A suspect walked out of the house, walked towards the officers, shot at the officers, the officers returned fire and the suspect fell," said Chief Eric Smith of the Orlando Police Department.

Police responded to a domestic violence call in the 600 block of Grand Street in west-central Orlando's Parramore neighborhood early Sunday morning.

Officers reportedly heard gunshots inside the home prior to the suspect exiting the home 2:28 a.m. Officers shot the 28-year-old gunman after he opened fire. The gunman was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

On entering the home, officers found 3 victims with gunshot wounds. One was a young child.

"The young child died at the hospital. OPD itself transported him to the hospital," Chief Smith said in a Sunday morning press conference.

"It’s heart wrenching to wake up to this horrific news of a family and a child being murdered here on Resurrection Sunday, Easter Sunday," District 5 City Commissioner Regina Hill told the outlet, adding that the child was only 4 years old.

"What a horrific, tragic situation," said Orlando's Mayor Buddy Dyer. "Sending support to the family members of the victims as well as the offers, who were thankfully unharmed."

Neighbors, friends, and family gathered on Grand Street, hugging and crying, the Sentinel reported. They sat on plastic chairs waiting at the scene for more answers.

"I don't know how to feel right now," the father of one of the victims reportedly said through his tears.

The officers involved were not injured in the shooting. They will be placed on paid administrative leave according to protocol. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will also be investigating, followed by the State Attorney's Office. OPD plans to release footage from officers' bodycams within 30 days, according to a statement from OPD.

OPD will provide additional information on the victims after next of kin notifications have been made, the department said in a social media post Sunday afternoon.

Watch WKMG's footage from the early morning scene below.

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