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#1 badb0y

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 04:16

Six people were shot to death, including four children, and a seventh person was injured after being shot in the head at a home in Spring, Texas, late Wednesday, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

An hours-long standoff between police and a suspect in the shootings ensued after a brief car chase. Police brought in two trucks and wedged the suspect's vehicle between them on a cul-de-sac near the site of the shooting. The suspect surrendered at about 10 p.m. CT.

Harris County Precinct 4 Assistant Chief Deputy Mark Herman told ABC station KTRK this was a “domestic disturbance.”

According to police, a woman at the 711 Leaflet Lane house who was shot said a family member was responsible and that person had left to kill another family member who worked at a nearby restaurant. Police were able to intercept the suspect before he got to the restaurant. When police arrived at the home, they found two adults and three children had been killed.

 

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PHOTO: This map shows the location of a shooting in Spring, Texas, and where the shooting suspect engaged in a standoff with police on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A fourth child died after being airlifted to a hospital, said police. The woman who was shot was listed in critical condition at a local hospital.

The Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office originally reported that five children and one adult had been killed, but the Harris County Sheriff's Office later said that four children and two adults had been killed.

As the trucks blocked the suspect's car, the man visibly engaged with police from the driver’s seat. Police said the suspect, in his mid-40s, had a handgun and was holding it to his head. They were speaking with the man by cell phone as darkness fell over the scene. Nearby homes were evacuated.

At about 10 p.m. CT, authorities swarmed the vehicle, and the suspect was taken into custody.

 

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http://abcnews.go.com/US/fatalities-reported-texas-home-shooting/story?id=24496951



#2 Shiranui

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 04:23

Tragic. The gun element is not really significant in this case.
Should have shot himself first.

#3 vetMathachew

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 04:30

Ugh. That's just a few miles from my place. The stand off itself occurred in the same neighborhood as some good friends of mine. Such a waste.



#4 Wyn6

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 05:46

Well, at least he didn't, or didn't get the chance to take the coward's way out.



#5 Nashy

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 06:07

Add it to the list aye?



#6 Steven P.

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 06:18

Looks like the authorities did everything right here, but rarely ever get praise for it. I'm glad he'll answer for his crimes.



#7 webeagle12

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 20:53

Looks like the authorities did everything right here, but rarely ever get praise for it. I'm glad he'll answer for his crimes.

 

... but I still wish they would shoot that ******** and donate money all money that is saved from a trial to a poor girl.

 

http://abc13.com/new...wounded/172808/



#8 madd-hatter

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 21:02

More sad news from the world of sad, this time involving children.

 

In happier news, I just ate a muffin and it was delicious.



#9 DocM

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 21:38

Family annihilators are a class of woo-woo killers. 4 types,

Anomic: family is a status symbol. If there's a familial economic collapse they take out the family to reduce their financial needs.

Self-righteous: exacts revenge on the mother by killing her and their kids.

Paranoid: kills the family to "protect" them from an imagined external threat.

Disappointed: family doesn't live up to their expectations.

Some spree killers started their massacre with a family annihilation.

#10 OP badb0y

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 21:39

More sad news from the world of sad, this time involving children.

 

In happier news, I just ate a muffin and it was delicious.

 

Not from the "world" but from the United States of America..... Those licensed gun holders and supporters.... one day, it might happen with their families.. :D



#11 DocM

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 21:44

I would point out that family annihilation is not just a US phenenon, and it isn't universally done with firearms. There have been a great many in Europe, China Russia, Australia and elsewhere, just by other means. Knives, machetes, clubs, axe - they've all been used.

There was one a few years ago where a gas line was cut to blow up the house. Others drive their loaded car into a tree at 100 mph.

Here in the Detroit area an Indian man was just sentenced to life for a family annihilation, he killed his wife and 2 daughters with a knife. He fled back to India and was extradited.

It's not the weapon, it's the psycho behind it.

#12 Xerino

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 00:41

Am I the only one who thought of the massacre in "Kill Bill"?



#13 +macoman

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 00:45

The guy who killed 6 suffers from mental illness, according to his lawyer. But the district attorney will not play that game and they will seek the death penalty.

#14 DocM

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 02:20

Of course they will. It's Texas.

And there's also the difference between a medical diagnosis of mental illness and legal "insanity." They aren't the same thing.

Most mentally ill people know the difference between right and wrong. To be legally insane in most states (murder is usually a state offence) you can't know the difference at the time of the crime. A high standard.

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 02:27

Not from the "world" but from the United States of America..... Those licensed gun holders and supporters.... one day, it might happen with their families.. :D

Seriously ?  Or is this some kind of sick sarcasm ?