A Thanksgiving dinner turned into a crime scene when a gunman burst in, killing his ex-wife and a man and wounding two other people, including a 15-year-old boy.
“The suspect, who is known to be the deceased woman’s ex-husband, came in the back door and just started shooting at the people inside the house,” said Houston Police Asst. Chief Patricia Cantu said so at a press conference.
“We don’t know where he is. We’re going to ask for the public’s help to help us catch this man,” she said.
The victims had just finished the annual party around 9pm when the intruder started shooting.
“There were four other people inside the house,” Cantu said. “As soon as they heard the shooting, they ran to the rooms for safety. The suspect fired several rounds and even reloaded his weapon at the scene.”
The 15-year-old was in stable condition in hospital, but the injured was reported to be in critical condition.
“It is a very sad situation‘s Thanksgiving, people are supposed to celebrate with their families,” Cantu said.
Police have not yet released the names of the victims or the suspect.
It’s not clear how the 15-year-old is related, but police said the slain woman and the gunman have a child together.