Girl, 5, killed in possible murder-suicide, Chicago police say

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CHICAGO — Police said the deaths of a young girl and a man who were found following an apartment fire in Chicago are being investigated as a possible murder-suicide.

The fire was reported about 9 p.m. Thursday in the 1600 block of South California Avenue near Douglas Park, according to the Chicago Police Department. A 51-year-old man and a 5-year-old girl were found dead. Police believe the deaths could be a "domestic-related murder-suicide," according to a statement.

Neighbors said the deceased duo were a father and daughter.

Police said it was not immediately clear whether the pair died in the fire or due to other causes.

An investigation is ongoing.

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