Four people are dead and another is critically injured at three crime scenes across the Houston metro area after a woman is believed to have shot four people, including at least three family members, before turning the gun on herself.
The Houston police and fire departments responded to a welfare check around 7:10 a.m. at 3829 Mt. Pleasant to find a man dead and his wife shot in the head but still alive. The woman, who is believed to be her daughter and the man's stepdaughter, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and is believed to have shot them. Her mother was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, HPD spokeswoman Jodi Silva said.
Not long afterward, police discovered another dead man a few doors down from 3829 Mt. Pleasant in a homicide they believe is related, but Silva said the man's relationship to the shooter is unknown. Silva said HPD then contacted the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office to perform a welfare check at the home of another family member in Fresno believed to be in danger, but Silva said she was uncertain what information led HPD to make the call.
Upon arriving, Fort Bend County deputies found another woman shot to death. Silva said it was the suspect's sister.
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HPD is continuing to investigate the case, and we will update this story accordingly.