PEOPLE Explains: 4-Year-Old Girl Finds Family Killed, and Uses Slain Grandfather's Phone to Call for Help -

A 4-year-old California girl woke up on Thursday to find a grisly scene: Both of her parents and her grandfather were dead from gunshot wounds.

The little girl used her slain grandfather’s cellphone to summon help. She called her grandmother, who later called police.

Here are 4 things to know about the tragic case.

1. The Girl Was Awakened by Gunshots

The shooting happened shortly before 3 a.m. The sound of the gunshots woke up the little girl. She called her grandmother, who was caring for a...


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