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Orlando Dad Guns Down Wife, Three Kids, Before Killing Himself In ‘Tragic’ Quadruple Murder-Suicide

"They seemed like they were a normal family,” neighbor Justin Rossilini said.

By Dorian Geiger
Officers and investigators gather in front of a home on Lake District Lane

A Florida father is accused of gunning down his wife and three children before turning the gun on himself earlier this week, officials said. 

Donovan Michael Ramirez, 45; his wife, Stephanie Renee Ramirez, 39; and their three children, Alyssa Berumen, 22, Sunny Ramirez, 11, and Shelby Rose Ramirez, 7, were found shot to death at their Orlando home at around 1 p.m. on Aug. 2, according to an Orlando Police Department press release sent to Oxygen.com.

Ramirez, who had suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, was identified as the shooter, police said. A firearm was recovered from the scene. Authorities said the suspected quadruple murder-suicide was domestic violence-related.

Autopsies are now pending. Oxygen.com has reached out to the Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office for more information.

“Investigators worked overnight to gather as much information as possible,” the Orlando Police Department said in a statement. “As this is still an active and ongoing investigation, no further updates will be provided at this time. We thank the media and public for their patience as we gather information to provide to you of this tragic incident.”

As investigators processed the scene Tuesday, a dog was also seen being rescued from Orlando family’s home, Daytona Beach television station WESH reported.

The Florida family’s shooting rattled the surrounding Orlando neighborhood.

"Scary, scary for something like this to happen right next to you,” resident Claudia Galeas told WESH.

According to the outlet, some neighbors erected a makeshift memorial outside the front door of the family’s property. 

"I think it's like a worst nightmare truly," neighbor Heather Collins added. "I don't even know what happened exactly. My heart goes out to the family. I can't even begin to wrap my mind around any of this, especially if there were family involved."

Others said the family was new to the neighborhood and known to be private.

"They seemed like they were a normal family," Justin Rossilini also told WESH. 

A spokesperson for the Orlando Police Department declined to comment on the open case when contacted by Oxygen.com on Thursday morning.