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BREAKING: 5 Children, 1 Adult Killed in Texas Home Shooting

Posted by on Jul. 9, 2014 at 10:15 PM
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Six people were shot to death, including five children, and a seventh person was injured at a home in Spring, Texas, late Wednesday, police said.

A standoff between police and a suspect in the shootings ensued after a brief car chase. Police brought in two trucks and wedged the suspect's vehicle between them on a cul-de-sac near the site of the shooting.

Harris County Precinct 4 Assistant Chief Deputy Mark Herman told ABC station KTRK this was a “domestic disturbance.”

According to police, a woman at the 711 Leaflet Lane house who was shot said a family member was responsible and that person had left to kill another family member who worked at a nearby restaurant. Police were able to intercept the suspect before he got to the restaurant. The woman who was shot was clinging to life at a local hospital.

PHOTO: In this photo from video from ABC station KTRK-TV, a car involved in a police chase in Harris County, Texas, on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
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PHOTO: In this photo from video from ABC station KTRK-TV, a car involved in a police chase in Harris County, Texas, on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

The suspect was locked in the vehicle, visibly engaging with police from the driver’s seat as of 9:00 p.m. CT. Police said the suspect, in his mid-40s, had a handgun and was holding it to his head. They were speaking with the man by cell phone as darkness fell over the scene. Nearby homes were evacuated.

by on Jul. 9, 2014 at 10:15 PM
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TruthSeeker.
by Milami on Jul. 9, 2014 at 10:18 PM
So a man killed his wife and children then fled and police apprehended him? The story is confusing.
latashac
by Bronze Member on Jul. 9, 2014 at 10:24 PM
1 mom liked this
Sad but hardly shocking anymore.
snookyfritz
by Platinum Member on Jul. 9, 2014 at 10:31 PM

I wonder if we are becoming de-sensitized to this sort of thing?

lil_mama06
by Member on Jul. 9, 2014 at 11:44 PM

That's very sad...How on earth can people harm one another...I just don't get it..

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