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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — One of two adult daughters who authorities say was shot by their father remains in critical condition in California.

Community Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Mary Lisa Russell said on Tuesday that 33-year-old Valerie Alvarez remained in the Fresno hospital after the shooting on Monday.

Authorities have said her sister, 37-year-old Jennifer Kimble, was shot and killed by their father who then apparently committed suicide while three of Kimble’s young children were in the home.

The shooting occurred in the small, Central Valley town of Orosi near Fresno.

Investigators say Kimble’s 8-year-old daughter called 911 at 4:39 a.m. to report the shooting. Kimble’s two sons, ages 13 and 11, were also in the home.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Chris Douglass declined to say whether they witnessed the shooting.

Douglass also said investigators won’t speculate on a motive, because 63-year-old Anthony Alvarez, the suspected shooter, is dead.

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