UPDATE: Reading father dies after killing daughter; names released

Daniesha Williams (Source: Facebook)
Daniesha Williams (Source: Facebook)

READING, OH (FOX19) - A Reading father who shot and killed his 18-year-old daughter before turning the gun on himself has died.

The shooting happened around 2 p.m. Thursday on the 8400 block of Reading Road.

Police say Ronald Williams, 38, pulled out of his driveway with his daughter, Daniesha Williams, in the car and suddenly shot the girl three times in the chest.

Witnesses say Daniesha Williams then jumped out of the car, clutching her bleeding chest, before collapsing to the ground.

Police say Ronald Williams then shot himself while driving before losing control of vehicle.  The car reportedly careened on and off the sidewalk before crashing into a rock retaining wall only a few hundred feet away.

Daniesha Williams was pronounced dead at the scene. Ronald Williams was taken to University Hospital, was placed on life support and later died Thursday evening.

"When I first heard it I thought it sounded like..he hit the girl. When I turned around, it sounded like an accident, now I know it was gunshots," said witness Brandon Strickland.

The girl's mother also witnessed the whole scene.

A vigil was held Thursday night for Daniesha, who was a 2011 graduate of Reading High School.

Reading Police are investigating the incident as a murder-suicide and are not seeking any additional suspects. A final determination as to the cause and manner of death will be made by the Hamilton County Coroner's Office.

Reading Road was closed for about four hours while police investigated the scene.

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