Girl, 15, watched dad kill mum just hours before she was gunned down by police

A young girl who was shot alongside her father by police is believed to have witnessed him killing her mother just hours before.

Savannah Grazio, 15, was shot by police in California on Tuesday (September 27) and likely saw her mother, Tracy Martinez, die the previous day, according to officials.

Father Anthony Graziano had initially been assumed to have kidnapped his daughter after he killed his wife, however new video evidence has discovered that she was inside the truck as her mother screamed and tried to escape.

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Different sets of footage have also shown Savannah sitting inside the truck less than a minute before gunfire broke out on Monday, September 26.

Witnesses said Martinez was fleeing her estranged husband, who had a gun, while Savannah was in the car.

The fleeing woman died when she was shot multiple times by Anthony Graziano.

Police put out a warning that Graziano was armed and dangerous following the killing and a search to find him began.

His car was spotted by a witness who called the police, leading to a long car chase on a motorway in the desert.

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Graziano was killed inside the truck after officers returned fire when they were shot at, theNew York Postreports.

Young Savannah was wearing a helmet and tactical equipment when she exited the truck and began running towards authorities when she was also fatally shot.

Savannah's death is currently under investigation.

Because a child was involved, the state attorney’s general office is also investigating.

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