7 People Shot by Fake FedEx Delivery Man in Houston , 6 Dead, Including Children

Posted: July 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

(CNN) — A man shot and killed four children and two adults Wednesday at a Houston-area home belonging to relatives of his estranged wife, authorities said.

A seventh person, a 15-year-old girl, was critically wounded in the shooting near Spring, Texas, and taken to a local hospital.

Ron Lee Haskell was arrested after a three-hour standoff that followed a short chase with sheriff’s deputies. Haskell, 34, is being held on charges of capital murder, Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Ron Hickman said.

Killed were Stephen Stay, 39; Katie Stay, 33; two boys, ages 13 and 4; and two girls, ages 9 and 7, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said.

Police said Haskell entered the home demanding to know the whereabouts of his estranged wife, who was not there.

The house belonged to relatives of Haskell’s spouse, and Haskell might have been an uncle by marriage to at least some of the children, but his relationship to everyone in the home wasn’t immediately clear, Hickman said.

“I’ve not personally in 40 years seen a tragedy in one family that’s this horrific,” he told reporters Thursday morning.

Authorities believe the suspect was prepared to take the lives of other relatives who lived nearby.

As the gunman left, one of the victims called police and notified “us of the location that she believed that he may go from there,” Hickman said.

“Grandparents were also targets of him,” Harris County Sheriff’s Sgt. Thomas Gilliland said. “Fortunately, they were brought out of the house before that could happen, (or) we would have had more tragedy.”

http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/09/justice/texas-shooting/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

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