Police: Port St. Lucie woman killed 8-year-old daughter, stepfather

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Port St. Lucie police now say the female suspect accused of fatally shooting her 8-year-old daughter and stepfather, who is in his 50s, has been arrested.

The deadly shooting occurred around 12:30 a.m. Monday at the Waterleaf Townhomes Apartments, located at 1920 Southeast Hillmoor Drive. Police said they identified the murder suspect as 28-year-old Alyssa Marie Torres. 

A third victim, Torres' mother, who is also in her 50s, was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Detectives said the circumstances leading up to the deadly shooting remains under investigation. 

It's unclear where Torres was located. A 3 p.m. press conference is scheduled at the Port St. Lucie Police Department.