Texas man kills woman, her two children and two others – including woman found on residential street before being shot by law enforcement officers
- Five dead in McGregor, Texas shooting
- Police were initially called to the scene around 8 a.m. Thursday for a ‘household nuisance’
- Upon arrival, officers found two women who had been shot dead
- The man suspected in this incident was shot by police and taken to hospital for his unspecified injuries
- The suspect was later released into police custody
A man has been detained after allegedly killing five people, including his wife and her two children, authorities said Thursday.
The shooting took place in McGregor, Texas, a town just outside Waco in East Texas.
Two other victims were also found nearby, according to reports. The body of a woman was found in the street near the house where three of the victims were found, while another was found dead in another house.
Police were initially called to the scene to respond to a ‘household malfunction’.
Top Law Enforcement officials spoke to KWTXand told the local news station that they had been called to the 900-block site of Monroe Street around 8 a.m.
The five victims have yet to be named or identified in any way, as police are still notifying family members.
A man is incarcerated after allegedly murdering five people, including his wife and her two children, at a home in McGregor, Texas, just outside of Waco. Police still surrounded the house on Thursday afternoon
In addition to the man’s wife and her two children, two other victims were also found nearby. The body of a woman was found in the street near the house where three of the victims were found, while another was found dead in another house
“This is saddening information that we really need to get out now and stand up and give you thoughts and prayers and hope for a successful healing for the McGregor community today,” Sgt. Ryan Howard of DPS said during a press conference on Thursday afternoon.
“We have received an update on the case, and we are currently working on this case. We have five people who have been confirmed to have died from the incident that occurred this morning.”
The gunman was reportedly shot by police and taken to hospital, where he is in police custody, but officials did not disclose the status of his injuries.
The Texas Department of Public Safety attached to Fox 44 that they were brought in to investigate the shooting involving the officer, as well as multiple deaths.
Texas Rangers are also currently involved in the investigation.
A “heavy police presence” remains on the scene in a residential area while officers and law enforcement officers investigate.
The reasoning behind the massacre is unknown.
Officials from the McGregor Independent School District announced to local news outlets that they were canceling all Thursday night student activities and Friday night events.
Top law enforcement officers told local news they had been called to the 900-block site of Monroe Street around 8 a.m. to respond to a “household malfunction”
Evidence has been gathered near a home involved in the shooting that left 5 dead in McGregor, Texas
The school district was briefly shut down after reports of the disturbance in the city. Schools were placed in a ‘secure setting’ from Thursday just after 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
“There was a domestic violence that led to a shooting in McGregor this morning. As a result of that shooting, MISD was ‘locked’ for about 15 minutes. Once we were cleared by MPD, the lockdown was lifted,” the McGregor ISD Superintendent said in a statement.
“This is a very fluid situation. Details come in quickly and the seriousness of the situation, and the response required, will change many times before the day is over. We will keep you updated throughout the day as needed,” the inspector said, according to KWTX’s report.
Texas DPS Sergeant Ryan Howard said the case is currently under investigation
‘Don’t worry, the mental and physical well-being of every student and employee is our top priority. We will be here today and in the days to come to attend to your children’s needs.”
DailyMail.com reached out to Texas Department of Public Safety officials for further comment on the investigation, but received no response at the time of publication.
This is a story in development. Check back for updates as soon as we get them.