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3-month-old baby left orphaned after her father killed her mother before police killed him

By Emily Lewis 6:07 AM February 9, 2018
Hugo Selva and Nicole Novak

Two families were shattered and a baby was left without her parents.

Police in Florida were called to a strip mall in Lake Worth after a man shot his girlfriend.

By the time officers arrived, the man and the dead body were no longer at the crime scene.

Witnesses told officers that they saw the couple going into the My Neighborhood Grocery, where they bought some cigarettes before exiting the store. They soon returned to the store and used the ATM.

Witnesses reported that Hugo Steven Selva, 22, and his girlfriend, Nicole Marie Novak, 26, who was the mother of his 3-month-old daughter, were arguing when they exited the store and headed to their vehicle.

When Novak got into the driver’s seat, Selva shot her. She fell to the ground and people attempted to help her.

However, Selva grabbed her body and shoved it into his car.

He then drove away.

He sped down the wrong way on Interstate 95 in Palm Beach and caused three head-on collisions. The drivers of the vehicles suffered injuries.

Police were finally able to stop Selva by fatally shooting him.

Selva and his girlfriend were found in the car and both were pronounced dead.

Their 3-month-old daughter was not injured.