Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

Five Killed, One Hospitalized After Shooting Inside Texas Home

Five Killed, One Hospitalized After Shooting Inside Texas Home

- Neighbors gathered for a vigil Wednesday night in a show of support for the mother whose ex-husband killed their children, her boyfriend and then himself. According to the medical examiner's post, Painter and Richardson were found in the bedroom of the residence and pronounced dead about 8:35 a.m.

The five people were found dead inside a Denton County home Wednesday morning.

No one seemed to know the family, but as one woman said, they'd seen them at the Dollar General or the gas station.

News of the murder-suicide shocked residents of the suburban town with a population of less than 1,400 people.

Firefighters were initially told that there was a self-inflicted gunshot victim.

One person was taken to a local hospital in unknown condition, the newspaper said, citing Hinojosa.

Both the Denton County Sheriff's Department and Ponder Police are investigating.

An official with the Denton County Sheriff's Office said that there was no ongoing threat to the community, but did not say if the suspect had been caught or killed. Police did not release the names of the victims.

Yeager said in a telephone interview he had been in contact with Ponder police, and a lockdown was not needed.

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