Another day, another senseless shooting. This time, a shooting in Houston, Texas, that left eight people — including five children and two adults — dead.
Shootout With Police
The shootout happened at 9 a.m. on Saturday, and began with Texas deputies performing a welfare check. The Deputies then received information that indicated a man in the home was wanted on a warrant for aggravated assault on a family member.
According to Harris County Sheriff spokesman Thomas Gililand, deputies spotted a child’s body through the window. Four of the deputies attempted to force their way into the home, which prompted the 48-year-old male suspect, David Conley, to start shooting. The deputies retreated, waiting for the High Risk Operations Unit to arrive.
About an hour into the stand-off, the man surrendered. According to Gililand:
Homicide detectives have taken over the operation along with our crime scene unit. Due to the amount of victims and the proximity to the people in the house, it’ll be a scene that’s going on for a while.
According to KHOU, Conley broke into the home because it was his former home and shot all the victims. The victims included 40-year-old Valarie Jackson, 50-year-old Dwanye Jackson and six children ranging in ages from six to 13.
This shooting dredges up bad memories for the community; last year, in the same city, four children and their parents were shot dead by a relative.
Watch a news report about the horrific event in the video below:
Feature image via KHOU