Five people shot dead and one wounded at Texas home

  • Fatal shooting took place in Remington Park neighborhood of Ponder, Texas on Wednesday 
  • A female victim was taken to a hospital to be treated for gunshot wounds
  • Local paper reported ''some children' were among the dead, along with the male gunman  

By Associated Press and Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com

Published: 12:10 EDT, 16 May 2018 | Updated: 16:39 EDT, 16 May 2018

Five people have died and one was injured in a suspected quintuple murder-suicide at a home in a rural town north of Fort Worth, Texas.

According to the Denton County Sheriff's Office, the shooting occurred Wednesday morning at the home in Ponder, about 30 miles north of Fort Worth.

Sheriff's Capt. Orlando Hinojosa said there is no active shooter but did not release any details about the deceased male suspect. 

Denton County Sheriff's officers investigate a crime scene where five people were killed and one was hospitalized after a shooting at a home in the Remington Park neighborhood of Ponder, Texas on Wednesday

A local paper reported that 'some children' were among the deceased victims found inside this home in the 600 block of Lone Star Park 
A local paper reported that 'some children' were among the deceased victims found inside this home in the 600 block of Lone Star Park 

A local paper reported that 'some children' were among the deceased victims found inside this home in the 600 block of Lone Star Park 

The Ponder Volunteer Fire Department said they were called to a home in the 600 block of Lone Star Park Lane at around 8.30am for a report of a person suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, reported NBC DFW.

Shortly before they responded to the scene, firefighters learned there were multiple victims inside the home. 

The Denton Record-Chronicle reported, citing an unnamed source close to the investigation, that 'some children' were among the deceased victims.   

Five victims were pronounced dead at the scene and a woman was transported to Medical City Denton for treatment. The female survivor's condition is unknown at this time. 

A red Ford is towed from the scene of the suspected quintuple murder-suicide in Ponder, Texas
A red Ford is towed from the scene of the suspected quintuple murder-suicide in Ponder, Texas

A red Ford is towed from the scene of the suspected quintuple murder-suicide in Ponder, Texas

Two dogs were removed from the residence and are being cared for by a neighbor.  

Capt Hinojosa said at a press briefing that the agency is not actively looking for a shooter.  

School Superintendent Bruce Yeager said in a statement that no students or district staff are listed as living at the home and that police told him no there is no threat to any schools.

 

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