SPRING, Texas (CBS/AP) — A man involved in a domestic dispute opened fire at a suburban Houston home Wednesday evening, killing six people, four of them children, and wounding a 15-year-old girl, authorities said.
The suspected gunman later surrendered after a three-hour standoff with deputies who had cornered him in a nearby cul-de-sac.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office issued a news release saying that precinct deputy constables were called to the house in the northern Houston suburb of Spring about 6 p.m. Wednesday and found two adults and three children dead. Another child later died at a hospital.
“It appears this stems from a domestic issue with a breakup in the family from what our witness has told us,” Assistant Chief Deputy Constable Mark Herman of the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office told reporters.
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