A Texas man fatally shot 5 neighbors after he was asked to stop firing in his yard
A Texas man fatally shot 5 neighbors after he was asked to stop firing in his yard A man shot and killed five of his neighbors, including an 8-year-old child, inside a home in southeast Texas early Saturday morning, authorities said, after one of the neighbors asked him to stop firing rounds in his yard because of the noise.
The sheriff said his deputies had been to the suspect’s home at least once before and spoken with him about “shooting his gun in the yard,” the AP reported.
Capers said the suspect lived next door to the victims, in the city of Cleveland, which is less than an hour northeast of Houston. The attack unfolded after one of the people living inside the victims’ home asked the suspect to stop firing rounds in his yard because they had an infant trying to sleep.
The suspect, 38-year-old Francisco Oropeza, fled the scene and is not in custody. The San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office said on Saturday evening that it believes he is no longer in the county and asked for the public’s help in locating him.