6 dead in shooting at Houston-area home

SPRING, Texas — Six people were shot dead in a Houston suburb Wednesday, according to police.

According to the Harris County (Texas) Sheriff's Office, four children and two adults were killed in a shooting at a home in Spring, Texas.

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

Spring is about 25 miles north of Houston.

Deputies responded to reports of a shooting and found the victims. The victims ranged in age from 5 to 40.

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.

The shooter led police on a chase that ended just a few miles from the shooting incident in a nearby residential area.

Police are in a standoff with the suspect, who is sitting in his silver Honda.

Contributing: The Associated Press


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