A Texas town is in shock after a local mother called a family meeting and only to gun down her two daughters in front of their father.
Police say Christy Sheats, 42, killed her daughters Madison Sheats, 17, and Taylor Sheats, 22, at her Katy home Friday, WTVR reports. She called a family meeting, and once they were in the living room, she opened fire. Her daughters and husband, Jason, 45 tried to flee as she continued shooting. A witness said Christy went back into the home, reloaded, and came outside to again shoot Taylor, who was in the street. Her husband was not hurt.
Authorities reportedly told People Magazine Christy had a history of mental illness. When police arrived, they fatally shot Christy.
“The armed shooter was also in the street and, after refusing to drop her weapon, was shot and killed by a Fulshear officer,” Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook.
Neighbors said the Friday shooting was actually Jason’s birthday. The Daily Mail reports Taylor was set to be married Monday.
“It shook me to the core,” John Hollis, Christy’s former employer at a tattoo removal shop, told KHOU. “It was shocking, truly shocking. She had a charm about her; apparently that was something that if she wanted to turn it on, she could turn it on and if turned the other way, it turned the other way.”
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