A Meyerland woman called 911 for help in the moments before she was shot to death.
Houston police said the shooting was likely a double murder-suicide. It claimed the lives of three family members.
Detectives said the shooting involved a man in his 60s, a woman in her 60s, and a young man, possibly a teenager. All three were found dead inside a home in the 5600 block of Indigo Street near Pontiac Drive.
Investigators believe the woman was in a relationship with the man, though it’s unclear if he was her husband or boyfriend. The young man is believed to be the son of one of the adults.
Evidence suggests the man in his 60s was the shooter, Pct. 4 said.
The mother called 911 to try and get some help around midnight, according to HPD.
It’s unknown what was going on inside the home at the time, but investigators said the woman sounded frantic on the phone.
Deputies believe the woman dialed 911 but then sat the phone down. An investigator confirmed 911 dispatch heard an argument and then gunshots.
When officers got to the house, the door was locked, police said.
“Officers were concerned for everybody’s safety, obviously. They had to kick the door in. When they went in, they found the bodies,” Lt. R. Willkens said.
One man was found in the living room, one was found in the hallway, and the woman was found in a bedroom, deputies said.
All three victims have not been identified.
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