A U.S. Coast Guard serviceman from southwest Miami-Dade County shot and killed his wife and child early Sunday (12/16/18) before killing himself, police said. A second child, a young girl, was also wounded in the shooting.
Lt. Cmdr. Ryan Kelly, a spokesman for the U.S. Coast Guard identified the man as Electronics Technician 1st Class John Presnar. Kelly said Presnar worked at Guard Base Miami Beach and had served in the Coast Guard since March.
The shooting took place around 1 a.m. at a home in the 11400 block of Southwest 242nd Lane.
Paramedics airlifted the second child to Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami. Her condition was not disclosed.
"The Coast Guard is deeply saddened by this tragedy and our hearts go out to the family members of those who where killed," Kelly said. "We continue to pray and offer the full support of the Coast Guard to the young child fighting for her life."