Woman, 28, and her mother-in-law, 65, are dead and two others hospitalized after a shooting ‘fueled by a family feud’ in Texas – as police say at least THREE different people fired shots
- Two dead and two hospitalized in a shooting Sunday in Harris County, Texas
- A 28-year-old woman and a 65-year-old woman who lived there were killed
- Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez believes it stemmed from a divorce dispute
Police responded to a shooting in Harris County, Texas, that left several people shot and at least two dead.
During a news conference, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said two women were dead at the scene.
“One of the individuals who was pronounced dead at the scene here is believed to be the homeowner, she is 65 years old,” Gonzalez said.
“The second woman declared deceased at the location here, believed to be 28 years old, is believed to be her daughter-in-law.”
According to authorities, the daughter-in-law and her husband, also 28 years old, live at the address. They believe the daughter-in-law is one of the people who initially called for help.
Officers with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office respond to a shooting scene Sunday morning in Houston, Texas
A man is taken away in handcuffs by Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputies. Authorities believe seven people were involved in the shooting, in which at least three people fired shots
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez (center) announced that two women died at the scene. The 65-year-old homeowner and her 28-year-old daughter-in-law
At approximately 10:16 a.m., they received calls for assistance due to a verbal disturbance between a couple, both people in their mid-to-late 20s.
Shortly thereafter, at 10:26 a.m., the calls changed and it became an active shooting situation.
“Upon arrival we discovered that several people had been shot here at the location. “It appears most of the shooting took place inside the home, but there are also some firearms outside the home,” the sheriff said.
“We believe there was a total of approximately seven different individuals involved in this type of situation, each with a different role… at least three individuals may have shot.”
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez posted on Facebook that officers responded to a shooting on the 8700 block of Cypressbrook Drive on Sunday morning.
He said the shooting may have been the result of a family dispute, likely over a breakup or divorce.
Officers were dispatched to a home in the 8700 block of Cypressbrook Drive in Harris County, Texas in response to a shooting
Authorities initially said four had died, but corrected to say two died at the scene and two were taken to hospital with gunshot wounds.
Two people were confirmed dead on sitetwo others were taken to hospital with gunshot wounds.
The scene is under control and there is no active threat to the community.
Sheriff Gonzalez initially wrote that at least four people were killed, but said two were dead at the scene and two were hospitalized.
DailyMail.com has contacted the Harris County Sheriff’s Office for comment.