Published: Tue, February 12, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

5 people shot to death in Houston-area home

5 people shot to death in Houston-area home

Authorities say five members of a family, including a 15-month-old child, were found dead at the family's home in southeast Texas.

At the scene, they found several victims of gunshot wounds, the sheriff said.

Three people were found dead outside the house and two were found inside, officials said.

Five people were confirmed dead, but there was no immediate word on their identities and it's unclear if a suspect is at large.


The sheriff's office said it plans to brief reporters at 6 p.m. local time at a pavilion about a mile from the scene.

KHOU television reports that the sheriff is expected to release more information during a news conference at 6 p.m.

Multiple agencies are assisting with the investigation, including the Polk County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Rangers.

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