Saturday, 25 June 2016

Texas Shooting: Mum 'Kills Her Two Daughters After Shooting Them in Street Following Family Row' Before She was Killed by the Police

A woman fatally shot two of her daughters in a quiet suburb outside Houston before she was killed by a police officer. Christy Sheats, 42, shot her daughters Taylor Sheats, 22, and Madison Sheats, 17, following a family dispute that spilled out from their home and onto the street in Fulshear, Texas, on Friday.

The mother was killed by a responding police officer after she refused to drop her pistol. Madison was pronounced dead on the scene, while Taylor was airlifted to a hospital where she later died.

Police received an emergency call around 5pm on Friday evening and found daughters Taylor and Madison lying outside in the 6000 block of Remson Hollow Lane.

Christy was still holding a pistol, and a Fulshear police officer was forced to shoot her after she refused to put the gun down, said Troy Nehls, a Fort Bend County Sheriff.

It is unclear whether Christy was pointing the gun at the responding police officer or at one of her daughters.

The husband and father was home at the time, but not injured. He was later taken to a hospital because he was distraught. 

'It was a family argument that turned into a shooting. But we're still trying to put the pieces together,' Sheriff Nehls told the Houston Chronicle.

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