A housewarming party in South Texas turned into a murder scene after a man allegedly shot his sister, three others and then turned the gun on himself. The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office said that on Wednesday, July 3, at 11.30 pm, they were called into a home.
The woman was already dead and the shooter died on the way to the hospital. Three other party-goers were wounded but will survive and they are friends of both the brother and sister. One was shot in the chest, the other on the hand and another in the face. The incident took place on 5500 block of Everhart Manor Ln in Katy on July 3.
Two other women managed to escape the shooting, and deputies found a teenager locked inside a bathroom, not physically hurt, reported NBC-DFW. Fort Bend County Sheriff Office has revealed that the name of the shooter as John Wright and the name of the dead victim to be Julianna Carr.
"Our detectives are here with our crime scene unit," Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls said. "We are going to try to piece this together and determine what happened." According to KPRC, the family had rented the home and most likely moved earlier this week. The cops determined that it was a housewarming also based on the unpacked boxes they found inside.
The cause of the murder-suicide has not yet been determined. However, they said that at some point the shooter open fired at the group. The woman who called 911 did so after running away by jumping a fence in the backyard. "She called 911, and we were able to recover her," said Nehls. "She is uninjured and she is talking with our detectives."