Also killed was the victim's infant twin granddaughters.
The gunman killed himself after shooting the mother of the girls. 22-year-old Megan Hiatt survived.
Dead are 5-month-old twin girls Hayden Rose Hiatt and Kayden Reese Hiatt; and the girls' grandfather Travis James Hiatt, 49.
The suspected killer who committed suicide is Gawain Rushane Wilson, 28.
The mother remains in critical condition.
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Travis James Hiatt was an active member of a church in Arlington with Traci Bunkley. The two served together in the same program for the last five years.
She said "Jimmy" Hiatt was a caring and dedicated father and grandfather who would do anything for his children.
Bunkley said he was especially caring to his 22-year-old daughter Megan, who Bunkley says was having trouble with her boyfriend "Rush" Wilson.
“She had moved out a time or two and found herself needing to be out again,” Bunkley said. “A relative called and said that she was moving out, and he came home from work before they expected him,” Bunkley said.
Police say Wilson shot Megan Hiatt, their two twin daughters and Megan’s father, before shooting himself. Megan was the only survivor. Bunkley says Megan was shot multiple times.
“She did survive the three surgeries last night. She lost an eye, having been shot in the head,” Bunkley said. “She has a long recovery, but her family is staying right by her.”
Bunkley says Jimmy Hiatt was so happy to have recently become a grandfather to twins Reese and Rose, who were only 5 months old.
“He was so proud. I think the best picture of him probably that I have ever seen -- he's holding both of those girls right in his lap. He's smiling,” Bunkley said.
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