A Bell, Florida man shot and killed his 28-year-old daughter and her six children before killing himself Thursday night, according to USA Today.
Authorities responded to a 911 call made by Don Charles Spirit, 51, at about 4:00pm Thursday.
Spirit had contacted officials explaining that he was considering doing harm to both himself and others.
After authorities arrived, they found Spirit’s daughter, 28, and her five children ranging from ages 3-months-old to 11, shot and killed in the home. Spirit later killed himself, according to Fox News.
Authorities identified Spirit’s daughter as, Sarah Spirit, and her children as Destiny Stewart, 5 , Kylie Kuhlmann, 9, Kaleb Kuhlmann, 11, Jonathan Kuhlmann, 8, Brandon Stewart, 4, and Alanna Stewart, who was born in June of this year.
Spirit had a previous arrest record, according to authorities.
In 1990, he was arrested under a felony fugitive warrant.
Spirit was charge with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon as a result of him fatally shooting his 8-year-old son in a hunting accident, according to Fox News.
Spirits other arrests include drug charges as well misdemeanor battery.
Authorities have declined to comment on a motive, stating that it is currently an ongoing investigation.