Five Found Dead In Two Texas Shootings, Police Believe The Crimes Are Related
Five people are dead after two shootings along the same road in Robstown, Texas, on Friday night.
Robstown police were called to the Retama Manor nursing home around 7 p.m. local time, city secretary Herman Rodriguez said, according to the Caller Times.
Two men and one woman were found dead on arrival inside the nursing home when police received a call from family members to go to one of the victim’s homes in a nearby part of the city, where two other people were found dead.
The suspected gunman is additionally among the dead.
“We do feel the crimes are related,” Rodriguez said in a video update posted on a Caller Times reporter’s Twitter account.
— Alexandria Rodriguez (@Caller_AR) July 28, 2018
The identities of the victims have not been released, but city officials have planned a press conference for Saturday at 3 p.m.
Family and friends of the victims at the nursing home were waiting outside the facility Friday evening when law enforcement sped off toward the home of one of the victims, the Caller Times reported.
The nursing home remained on lockdown as of 10 p.m. Friday while nearby residents and family members were brought to Seale Junior High, where they waited for the lockdown to be lifted.
“Our hearts go out to the victims’ families and the residents, visitors and employees at Retama Manor who experienced this tragedy,” Robstown Police Chief Erasmo Flores said in a news release, according to the Caller Times report. (RELATED: USA Today: Guns Used In Texas Shooting Were ‘Less Lethal’ Than Other Shootings)
More updates will be available after the news conference Saturday afternoon.
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