TWO small children survived a horror shooting spree by seeking refuge under the covers, cops say.
The sheriff said that the kids hid under blankets as a gunman shot dead four family members inside a Florida home on Friday.
A 23-year-old man named Shavell Jones opened fire on his girlfriend, killing her, according to The Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies say that he also shot and killed his girlfriend’s sister, her mother, and a four-year-old girl, FOX 35 reported.
After firing the fatal gunshots into his victims’ heads, Jones turned the gun on himself, striking himself in the head, cops said.
Jones lived through the blast and was taken to a medical facility, where he reportedly had surgery to remove bullet fragments from his skull.
An additional relative was shot but fled to a neighboring residence to seek aid.
On Friday, Sheriff John Mina said that the twin of the dead four-year-old and their sibling, a six-year-old, hid under a blanket and managed to avoid getting shot.
It was allegedly their mother who escaped to find help.
“I understand he was drunk and whatever, but still, a kid?” a sister of the alleged shooter, who wished to remain anonymous, told FOX 35.
“He’s not this type of kid. He’s not.
“He’s always smiling, he’s always at the house with family, he’s always chillin’, playing games with us. I just don’t understand.”
The alleged gunman is expected to survive, family said. Sheriff Mina said if he survives, he will be charged with murder.
No domestic violence reports were filed with deputies prior to the killings, according to the outlet.
“I just wish we could re-do this. I’m sorry for the family too. I feel bad for the family, I pray for the family,” his sister said.
The shooting allegedly took place after a Thursday evening argument, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Mina stated that Jones gathered his belongings to leave, then decided to open fire on the family.