At least four people have been found dead in a suspected murder-suicide early on Sunday morning near Houston, according to local authorities.
The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office confirmed they have responded to a shooting around the 9200 block of Sebastian Drive at about 5 a.m.
When they arrived on the scene, officials said they found two teenagers, two adults, and two dogs shot to death inside the home, according to local news outlets.
“Its unfortunate, we’ve been to these before. Let’s just say if you are suicidal, if you are not feeling well about things and you are having an argument with your family. Just get some help, you don’t have to harm your family. In this case, we have an entire family that is gone. That’s a sad day. That’s a sad day,” Sheriff Troy Nehls said, according to ABC13.
Officials have not disclosed any more details surrounding the deaths.
Investigators, however, believe that a man was the shooter, reported Click2Houston. A family member requested a welfare check at the residence after saying they hadn’t heard from one of the home’s residents in several hours.
If you are in an emergency in the United States or Canada, please call 911. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on 1-800-273-8255. Youth can call the Kids Help Phone on 1-800-668-6868.
In the United Kingdom, call Samaritans at 116 123, Papyrus at 0800 068 41 41, or Childline at 0800 1111.
In Australia, the suicide prevention hotline at Lifeline is 13 11 14. You can also visit the Lifeline website at lifeline.org.au. Youth can contact the Kids Helpline by phoning 1-800-551-800 or visiting headspace.org.au/yarn-safe
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