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Image of Amy Sanchez on left and Ana Guerra and Ruben Sanchez on right

A murder-suicide left an Arizona couple and their 18-year-old daughter dead in an atrocious act committed by the father, according to authorities.


This past Monday evening, Mesa police responded to a 911 call reporting a shooting. Officers at the scene found Ruben Sanchez, 51, his wife Ana Guerra, 49, and their daughter Amy Sanchez, 18 dead inside their home. Each had been fatally shot, according to reports from KOLD reports.


Authorities arrived at the family home who were alerted by a neighbor after a wounded 12-year-old girl fled from the scene pleading for help.

Image of the surviving 12-year-old girl


The neighbor told ABC15:


“I grabbed her. We pulled her into our front porch, sat her down because she was bleeding really good, started applying pressure, grabbed my phone, we both called 911 and then we heard a gunshot.”


Mesa Police confirmed that they strongly suspect Ruben Sanchez was the shooter. According to reports the couple was found downstairs while Amy’s body was found upstairs.


A GoFundMe page has been set up by a close friend of Amy’s, Emma McKinnie. All funds will go towards funeral expenses and the 12-year-old’s medical fees.


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