A man saw his ex-girlfriend walking with her two-year-old daughter Tuesday morning and began an argument with her.
Within minutes he had shot her several times, killing her as her daughter watched, and then turned the gun on himself.
Linda Alton, 31, was pronounced dead at the scene, as was the 39-year-old shooter, whose name has not been released pending notification of family members.
The unharmed child was given to Alton's family for custody.
We Believe Local Journalism is Critical to the Life of a City
Engaging with our readers is essential to the mission of the Houston Press. Make a financial contribution or sign up for a newsletter, and help us keep telling Houston’s stories with no paywalls.
Support Our Journalism
The incident happened around 11 a.m. Tuesday in the 1200 block of West Tisdale. Police say Alton was walking to a friend's apartment in order to get a ride to a doctor's appointment when she encountered the ex-boyfriend.