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Kentucky Girl Calls 911; Mother Found Dead, Father Wounded

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Posted at 3:31 PM, Jun 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 01:55:12-04

EDMONTON, Ky. (AP) -- A south-central Kentucky sheriff's department said officials found a woman dead and a man wounded inside a home after their 9-year-old daughter called 911.

Metcalfe County Sheriff Rondal Shirley's office said in a news release the girl called late Tuesday for help "because her father had blood on him and she could not wake her mother up."

The Glasgow Daily Times said the sheriff's office reported 48-year-old Daniel Tiller was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the head. Coroner Larry Wilson pronounced 44-year-old Jessica Tiller dead at the scene.

The news release said the child heard her parents arguing and went to sleep. When she awoke, she found her parents and called 911.

The sheriff's office said the investigation was ongoing. 

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