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Five found shot to death in Texas home

Five people found shot dead inside Texas home Modal Trigger Five people were killed Monday in a shooting in Polk County Texas. KPRC
Deanna Wagner | 12 February, 2019, 17:40

Officers found multiple victims of "apparent gunshot wounds" in the home in the community of Blanchard, about 70 miles northeast of Houston, sheriff's officials said.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office is confirming that five people were killed in a shooting incident on the 3600 block of FM 3126 in Blanchard, west of Livingston. "A terrible, horrific crime", said Polk County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Byron Lyons told KTRK.

Five family members, including a baby, were found dead at this southeast Texas home.

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The sheriff's office said it plans to brief reporters at 6 p.m. local time at a pavilion about a mile from the scene.

The Sheriff's Office said it can't release more information because "the scene is extremely fluid".

The child's mother and great-grandmother were also found dead outside.