The Army National Guard is investigating after one of their soldiers shot and killed his two daughters in Tucson.
A woman told deputies her estranged husband called her and told her to come over and see their daughters alive for the last time.
As deputies knocked on the door, they heard one shot. They broke in, found 37-year-old Levi Parker wounded in the head, his eight year old daughter Mackenzie dead, but his five year old daughter Haylee still alive. She died at the hospital.
Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos was close to tears as he said, "This is just tough. It's a couple of hours before what's supposed to be the best day in the world for little kids and....yeah, our community lost two little ones and that mom is gonna have a tough time too."
The incident happened at about 7 p.m. Dec. 23. Levi Parker died in Banner University Medical Center about 12:10 p.m. Thursday.
Parker was a soldier serving in the Arizona Army National Guard as a sergeant first class in good standing assigned to the HHC 1/158th Infantry Battalion as the assistant operations non-commissioned officer, said Candace Park, a spokeswoman for the Arizona Army National Guard, which is investigating the incident.
Parker, who drilled one weekend a month and two weeks a year, was not on duty during the killings.