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Two adults and two kids They were found dead with gunshot wounds at a fire site in a home southwest of Houston on Sunday, authorities said.
As of 8:10 a.m., the Houston Fire Department had received a call reporting a fire in a house located in the 7500 block of Imonege Street, the Houston Police Chief reported, Troy Finner during a press conference.
The fire department was able to quickly help the house fire before discovering the people killed inside it.
The victims were known to be a man and a woman of approximately 50 years, plus a boy and a girl between 10 and 13 yearssaid Finner, who also stated that the identities have not been revealed yet, as the closest relatives had not been notified by the news prior to the press conference.
So far it is not known when the shooting that started the fire occurred and the authorities still “do not rule out anything” about the motive for the deaths, Finner stressed.
Despite this, investigators remain suspicious that domestic violence may have been the cause, and fear that the murderer is still on the run, he reported. People.
“It’s really sad”said the Houston police chief during the press conference. “Nobody deserves that, especially young children”added.
“I don’t feel like it’s a random event. There is no forced entry “Finner said, telling city residents that the perpetrator of the crime will later be located.
Investigators suspect domestic violence may have been at play and the shooter may still be on the run.
For now, Finner urged local citizens to inform the Houston Police of any information about the incident, and took advantage of issuing a warning to the person who carried out the murder. “The best thing you can do is surrender,” he said.
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.