January 2, 2014 4:58 am -

Allejandro Gallardo or Arizona shot his 6-and-8-year-old daughters to death before killing himself in a double murder-suicide.

Neighbors reported hearing fireworks as residents rang in the new year — blasts which may have masked the sounds of Gallardo’s sickening slaughter.

Other neighbors recalled past incidents of domestic violence between a man and a woman at the house. A young girl, of no certain relation to the dead, appears to have stumbled upon the carnage.

“It was terrified screaming, she was screaming in Spanish over and over again,” Brad Haltom told the Republic. “What I got is that she was crying over something. She was crying hysterically.”

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