Another one of those "rare" familicides--you know, the kind we hear about every week these days. Though UNNAMED DAD wasn't (yet) successful in his efforts. Notice that the parents were divorced but still living together....
Houston Family Shot by Father in Possible Murder-SuicidePosted: Feb 26, 2012 8:35 PM CST
Updated: Feb 26, 2012 8:35 PM CST
HOUSTON (KPRC) -- A man shot his two young daughters and his wife before taking his own life with the same gun Sunday, police said.
The shooting happened inside a condo on Reims Drive and Hornwood in Southwest Houston.
Officials said one daughter, 12, was shot multiple times and later died. Her 14-year-old sister was shot in the neck and was taken to the hospital in critical condition, officials said.
The man's wife was also shot.
"She's 43 years of age, also at Ben Taub, shot in the back," John Cannon with the Houston Police Department said. "Doctors say she's believed to be paralyzed."
Adam Dalami owns a convenience store across the street from the complex, and said he ran out of the store after hearing a single gunshot.
Dalami said he recognized the man on the ground instantly. He said it was one of his frequent customers, a man he said he'd known for 20 years.
Jaqueline Johnson drove up after seeing the man fall to the ground.
"When I walked up to the body, I saw the gun," Johnson said. "Another lady standing there told me police are on the way."
Neighbors, including police were left stunned and wondering what could have happened inside these walls to end in such a tragic way.
Some neighbors who claimed to have known the family said the couple lived together, but were divorced.