Monday, 18 February, 2019

Five killed in shooting in eastern Texas

5 people killed in Polk County shooting Texas shooting today: At least 5 dead in shooting at rural Texas home
Jeannette Daniel | 14 February, 2019, 01:09

Authorities say five members of a family, including a 15-month-old child, were found dead at the family's home in southeast Texas.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office said deputies were responding to an assault call at a home in Blanchard when they discovered multiple victims who suffered apparent gunshot wounds.

Emergency responders received a call for help around 10:30 a.m.

The owners of the home, 72-year-old Linda Delaney and her husband Carlos Delaney, 74, were killed in the attack.

The woman who had locked herself in the bedroom was found unharmed and is the mother of one of the victims, according to Lyons.

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"She [Delaney's mother] is being interviewed".

The woman woke up to a commotion outside the room and called her son.

KHOU reported that police were not in search of a suspect.

The victims' bodies have been sent to a medical examiner for further investigation.

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