In a Thanksgiving night shooting near Houston, two people were killed and two others were wounded. An adult injured in the shooting is in critical condition.
In Spring Branch, police continue to investigate the shooting scene where four people were wounded, including three adults and one teenager. Two of the survivors were transported to a hospital in critical condition.
During a briefing Thursday, HPD Assistant Chief Patricia Cantu said the family had just finished eating a Thanksgiving meal together when the deceased’s ex-husband opened fire through the backdoor.
“The families were celebrating, they just finished eating when the suspect, who is known to be the ex-husband of the deceased woman, walked in and started firing at them,” Cantu said.
According to Cantu, four other people were in the house when the shooting occurred. They fled to other rooms as soon as they heard the gunshots.
Immediately after the incident, the suspect fled.
An officer arrived at the scene five minutes after receiving a call that a shooting was in progress at 9:18 p.m. Four people had been shot in the house when they arrived at the scene five minutes later.
Two adults were declared dead at the scene. One of them was the ex-wife of the shooter. A 15-year-old victim is in stable condition, the surviving adult male is in critical condition.
As the family invited non-family friends to the gathering, the police are not sure of the relationship between all of the victims.
Cantu said: “This is a very sad situation. It’s Thanksgiving. People should be celebrating with their families.” She added: “We’re praying for the families.”
A domestic-related incident was cited as the reason for the shooting.”
Neither the motive nor the ex-husband’s identity have been released.