A 42 year old Houston woman, Christy Sheats fatally shot her two daughters, 22 year old Taylor Sheats and 17 year old Madison Sheats, when a family dispute moved from their home in a quiet subdivision in suburban Katy, Texas onto the street.
|Madison with her mum|
The Police were called around 5pm on Friday but by the time they got there, Christy Sheats was found standing near the bodies of her two daughters still holding the gun. Madison was pronounced dead on the scene, while Taylor was airlifted to Texas Medical Center in Houston in critical condition on Friday, where she later died on Saturday morning.
When the Police responded to the crime scene, they asked the mother several times to drop her weapon but she refused and ended up getting killed by the responding police officer.
‘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. ‘Right now, all we can do is try to pray for the father and the husband so he can try to work through this.’
No details on what started the argument was made available.
Source: Houston Chronicle/NY Daily News