A Harris County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team responded to a report of a shooting in the 24,900 block of Acadia Park Circle in Katy, just northeast of the intersection of Franz Road and Katy Fort …
A Harris County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team responded to a report of a shooting in the 24,900 block of Acadia Park Circle in Katy, just northeast of the intersection of Franz Road and Katy Fort Bend Road, just south of the Mason Creek Hike and Bike Trail shortly after 9 p.m. on Friday, June 10.
“SWAT team made entry and discovered two deceased persons. At this time, appearing to be a double-suicide. Two female(s were) transported to the hospital earlier with gunshot wounds (and) are expected to survive,” Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said via Twitter.
Deputies had arrived prior to the SWAT team being called in, Gonzalez said. Upon arrival they had found the two women outside of the home with gunshot wounds. The victims, a woman in her mid-60s and her mother in her mid-80s, reported that the daughter’s husband had shot himself during an argument. The adult son then shot his mother and grandmother. The women then fled the home and the son barricaded himself in the home, Gonzalez said.
“HCSO SWAT arrived at the residence, made entry, finding both the husband and his adult son, deceased from apparent self-inflicted gunshot wounds,” Gonzalez said.
In a news briefing near the scene, HCSO Lieutenant Paul Bruce said EMS, a bomb technician and hostage negotiation team as well as emergency medical personnel, a helicopter and drone assistance had been contacted as a precaution while the status of the men inside the home was being determined.
“So, patrol responded. We set the perimeter up. We tried to get medical care (for the victims). We had EMS staged,” Bruce said. “When our two deputies arrived, they drug the 65-year-old to safety to where medical (responders) could (give) her attention. The elderly female in her mid-80s came outside (and) we escorted her to the EMS that was also staged down the street for safety.”
Both shooting victims were transported to the hospital and are expected to survive, Gonzalez said.
Everyone involved in the situation is believed to have been identified and no additional suspects in the situation are being sought, Gonzalez said.
“Investigators are attempting to determine the cause of disturbance which led to the shootings,” Gonzalez said.