HOLLYWOOD -- A father in his 60s went to visit his daughter with a shotgun Saturday morning.
Instead of knocking on the door, the man fired numerous shotgun rounds through the door of her Hollywood apartment, police said.
Inside, the daughter and her boyfriend miraculously survived.
The father, who had gone out to the parking lot to reload his shotgun during the rampage, did not.
Hollywood police gunned him down as he stood on the second-floor balcony of the condominium building at 5790 Stirling Rd.
It was a case of “domestic-related violence” in which the father was furious with his daughter, said Hollywood police Lt. Norris Redding, a department spokesman.
Stanley Bump, 83, who lives in Apt. 210, next door to the man’s daughter in Apt. 209, said the shooter had been “very friendly” earlier whenever the two saw each other on the second-floor breezeway.
“He just lost his mind and nobody seemed to know why,” Bump said.
According to Bump, neighbors referred to the man as “Mike” and to his daughter as “Corrie.”
He also said that he was under the impression the shooter had stayed with his ex-wife, Sharon Morrow, who lives in Apt. 211.
Records show that Michael Morrow, 66, once lived in Apt. 211 and that Corinne Morrow lives in Apt. 209.
Police would not confirm the names Saturday night because the case was still under investigation, but said the man was about 60.
The father’s repeated firing of his shotgun shook up the apartment complex, where numerous residents called 911 to report the sound of gunfire shortly before 10 a.m.
Before police officers arrived, the gunman went to his car in the parking lot, reloaded his shotgun, returned to his daughter’s second-floor apartment and resumed his shooting spree, Redding said.
He also sprayed gunfire throughout the building’s second-floor balcony and into the parking lot.
When police arrived, they were unable to get close to him, so they set up positions around the building. One officer, standing on Stirling Road, used an AR-15 assault rifle to shoot the man.
Hollywood Fire Rescue declared him dead at the scene.