Texas man massacres FIVE neighbors including an eight-year-old boy after they asked him to stop shooting his gun at 11.30pm because they were trying to get a baby to sleep
- Four adults were found dead inside the home in Cleveland, an area of Houston
- An eight-year-old child was taken to the hospital with injuries but died
- Mexican neighbor is on the run after family asked him to stop firing gun in yard
A Mexican man living in Texas is on the run after killing five of his neighbors, including an eight-year-old boy, because they asked him to stop practice firing his gun in his yard.
The man is yet to be publicly named. At 11.30pm last night, he opened fire on the family living next door to his home in Cleveland, a city north of Houston.
The neighbors – a family of ten all living together – has asked him to stop firing his weapon because they were trying to get a baby to sleep.
The gunman replied ‘I’ll do what I want in my front yard’ and shot them with an AR-15 before fleeing.
The home in Cleveland, Texas, where the shooting unfolded at 11.30pm last night. Three adults were found dead inside and a child was taken to the hospital
The suspect’s home next door. He had been shooting in his yard when at 11.30pm and his neighbors asked him to stop so they could get their baby to sleep
When police arrived at the scene, they found two adult women dead at the front of the house, and a man lying dead in the living room.
The two women were covered in blood, according to San Jacinto County Sheriff Greg Capers, and were lying on top of two young children who survived.
‘In my opinion, they were actually trying to take care of the babies and keep them babies alive,’ he said.
It’s unclear where exactly the eight-year-old child was in the home.
The shooting occurred at 11.31pm last night in Cleveland, a suburb north of Houston. Five bodies were found inside a home, and another three people were injured
SWAT teams were called to the scene to try to locate the gunman
All of the victims were from Honduras, according to police.
The gunman, who has not yet been publicly named, was said to have been drunk at the time.
Police described him as a Mexican man who is around 5ft 8. A warrant has been issued for his arrest with a $5million bond attached.
‘We are getting closer to him every minute of every hour but we know who he is,’ Sheriff Capers said.