An estranged man from his family showed up at his wife’s home in Texas on Thursday and fatally shot her, their 4-year-old daughter and his mother-in-law before turning the gun on himself, police said.
Police responded to reports of gunfire at an apartment complex around 8 a.m. in the spring and found four bodies with gunshot wounds inside, Harris Police Chief Ed Gonzalez told reporters at a news conference.
The victims, who have not yet been identified by police but were described as Pakistani, were the 43-year-old male gunman, his 36-year-old wife, their 4-year-old daughter and his 64-year-old mother-in-law, according to cops.
Police said the woman was preparing to work at a local Islamic school when her husband confronted the family and shot her with an automatic pistol found at the scene.
The couple had been going through divorce proceedings for the past few months. A neighbor told police he had not been seen regularly in the area for about five months.
The woman had accused her husband of physically abusing her daughter and there were also reports that he slashed her car tyres, which police said they were investigating further.
“It’s definitely related to domestic violence,” the chief said.
Residents of the apartments quickly created a memorial to the family on site, ABC 13 reported.
“The mother-in-law was always talking to passers-by and waving,” said neighbor Angelique Lee. “When I saw the woman, she spoke. The little girl was playing with the checkers in the little girl of building number four. They were playing out there. The quality of life, it seems to me, they wanted to live.”
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