Six people, including four children, have died in a shooting incident on Wednesday in the U.S. city of Spring, a residential area north of downtown Houston (Texas), as the police chief Harris County, Ron Hickman, confirmed in a press conference. Police suspect that the tragedy was triggered after a heated argument for a separation.
The gunman is allegedly the father of the children – both biological and adoption, but authorities have not been able to specify the relationship of the gunman with each of his victims.
The dead were two boys, 13 and 4; two girls, aged 9 and 7; a man aged 39 and a woman aged 33, who cared for the children. A seventh person, a 15 year old with a head shot, was airlifted to a local hospital, according to information from the U.S. network CNN. This young survivor, daughter of the assailant, who identify the attacker.
The suspect was intercepted by the police and after a chase of twenty minutes was finally cornered in his vehicle on a dead-end street about four miles from the scene of the shooting. The man threatened to commit suicide with a gun pointing at his own head.
The authorities maintained telephone contact with the suspect, Hickman explained, adding that around 2200 hours (local time) and after tough negotiations, attacker got to surrender without further fatalities.