Overnight Texas Shooting Leaves 5 Dead, Including a Child and the Gunman, and 3 Wounded

A Texas man killed four members of his family overnight, including a child, and wounded three others before shooting and killing himself.

Corsicana Police Chief Robert Johnson said the first shooting was reported just after midnight Saturday at a home in the city, where officers found a man and a woman dead and two other people wounded. Not long after, Navarro County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home in Frost, about 20 miles west of Corsicana, where they found a man and a child dead. Another person was wounded.

All three of the wounded victims were reported to be in critical condition at a Dallas area trauma center, according to the Corsicana Daily Sun.

Johnson said officers were able to track the suspects vehicle using GPS and had a vehicle monitoring service shut off its engine along a country road.

“As the vehicle came to a full stop off the road, Corsicana SWAT officers approached the vehicle to find the driver critically injured from a self-inflected gunshot wound to the head,” Johnson said. “Corsicana SWAT, Doctor Mathew Branch, administered treatment at the scene. Ambulance personnel then transported the suspect to Navarro Regional Hospital, where he died from his injuries.”

Investigators have not released the identities of any of the victims or the suspect pending next of kin notifications.

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