Six shot dead by Texas gunman, including four children

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Six shot dead by Texas gunman, including four children

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In the US, Six people, including four children have been shot dead in Texas in what police have described as a domestic dispute.

The victims were killed at a house in the suburb of Spring near Houston, before armed officers chased and corned the suspect who reportedly fled the scene.

A man in his 30s was arrested after a two-hour-long stand-off. Some reports claim the suspect may have been the children’s father or uncle but his relationship to the victims has still not been confirmed. Police say the dispute appeared to start over some kind of family break-up.

One woman remains in a critical condition after being shot in the head, although she is reported to have identified and directed officers to the suspect.

Authorities were called to the residential area in Spring late on Wednesday evening. Two adults and three children were found dead at the scene. The fourth child later died in hospital.

The dead victims included two boys aged 4 and 14 while the two girls are said to have been 7 and 9 years-old. A 33-year-old woman and 39-year-old man were also among the dead.