• Woman accused of fatally shooting stepfather, daughter, 7, in South Florida

    By: Jason Kelly


    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - A 28-year-old woman was arrested Monday morning on suspicion that she fatally shot her stepfather and her 7-year-old daughter at an apartment complex, the Port St. Lucie Police Department said.

    Investigators said they were called at about 12:30 a.m. to the Waterleaf Townhomes and Apartments after the two bodies were discovered.

    Police said the suspect, Alyssa Marie Torres, drove away from the shooting scene in an SUV.

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    Torres' mother was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.

    Police said Torres' stepfather was in his early 50s. The identities of the victims were not publicly disclosed.

    Investigators said Torres was arrested at about 10:30 a.m. A motive has not been determined.

    The shooting remains under investigation.

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    No other details were given.

    Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Port St. Lucie police at 772-871-5001 or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 800-273-8477.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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