Multiple deaths in Texas shooting

WASHINGTON — Several people have been shot, some killed in a Houston suburb on Wednesday night.

The Houston Chronicle reports seven people have been shot at a home in Spring, Texas; five were killed, including three children. The other two victims have been taken to the hospital.

The suspected shooter then reportedly led police on a chase. Police are said to be in a standoff with the suspect in a nearby neighborhood.

Harris County Precinct 4 Assistant Chief Deputy Constable Mark Herman says the shooting apparently arose from a breakup in the family who lived in the house. He says a woman who was wounded identified the gunman and warned that he planned to kill more people at another relative’s home.

Authorities have not confirmed how many people died. However, Herman said a child died after being airlifted to a Houston hospital. Herman said the woman and child were the only victims still alive when deputies arrived.

Herman says deputies intercepted the suspect and cornered his car in a cul-de-sac about 3 miles from the shooting.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. Follow @WTOP on Twitter and WTOP on Facebook.


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