5 members of East Texas family, including infant, found shot dead

12 February, 2019, 17:39 | Author: Wade Massey
  • The shooting scene on Monday Feb. 11 2019.             
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A shooting at a home in East Texas left five people dead on Monday.

Officers found multiple victims of "apparent gunshot wounds" in the home in the community of Blanchard, about 70 miles northeast of Houston, sheriff's officials said.

Five people were confirmed dead, but there was no immediate word on their identities and it's unclear if a suspect is at large.

She told investigators that she awoke about 5:30 a.m. Monday to a disturbance described as popping noises.

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"The scene is extremely fluid making it hard to release information", the sheriff said.

The child's mother and great-grandmother were also found dead outside.

Detectives from the Polk County Sheriff's office and Texas rangers are now working to piece together what happened at the residence.

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