UPDATE: Cops say that what drove killer grandpa Don Spirit, 51, to murder his daughter and six grandchildren remains a mystery. Spirit allegedly called 911 saying he had "injured someone."
His daughter was identified as
Sarah Spirit, 28, according to local news reports.
Sheriff's Office named the six children Thursday:
3-month-old Alana Stewart, 4-year-old Brandon Stewart, 5-year-old
Destiny Stewart, 8-year-old Johnathon Kuhlmann, 9-year-old Kylie
Kuhlmann and 11-year-old Kaleb Kuhlmann.
According to the New York Daily News: "In 2003, the Orlando Sentinel
reported, a man named Don Spirit, then 40, pleaded guilty to being a
convicted felon in possession of a firearm after accidentally shooting
to death his 8-year-old son during a hunting trip two years earlier. The
boy, named Kyle, was shot in the head when his father's high-powered
Browning rifle went off while the dad was pointing out a rust spot. "
EARLIER: A Florida man, 51, shot his daughter to death then murdered his six grandchildren before blowing his brains out Thursday. Cops say they received a call from the family home in the small town of Bell but when they arrived, everyone was dead. Don Spirit, 51, has been fingered by detectives as the triggerman -- and he has a criminal record and they had answered calls to the house "numerous times."
Bell is in Gilchrist County, south of Gainesville and has just 350 people. The children ranged in age from 3 months to 10-years-old.