Man who killed daughter, wounded another was Purple Heart veteran


A Tulare County man who shot his two daughters, killing one, and then himself on Memorial Day served in the Vietnam War and earned a Purple Heart.

Anthony Alvarez, 63, shot himself after killing Jennifer Kimble, 37, and critically wounding Valerie Alvarez, 33, before 5 a.m. Monday, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

Anthony Alvarez received his Purple Heart after serving in Vietnam as a Marine, KGPE-TV of Fresno reported.


Kimble’s 13- and 11-year-old sons and 8-year-old daughter were in the Orosi home at the time of the shooting. The 8-year-old called police after the shooting, police said. Kimble’s husband was at work when the shooting occurred.

Kimble worked the register at Palm Elementary’s cafeteria in Orosi, the Fresno Bee reported.

“I’m just as surprised as anyone else right now,” Brenda Lightfoot-Handy, director of food services at the school, told the Bee. “I’m just trying to process this.”


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