The crime was reported June 20, 2015 in Palestine, Texas.
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Capt. James Muniz said the shooter is a black male, and no further details were available on the suspect. Police are talking to a 17-year-old family member who was in the house at the time of the incident. The family member was not injured during the incident. His name is not being released at this time.
The shooting happened between 5-30 a.m. Police were called to the scene at 5:45 a.m. in reference to shots being fired inside a the residence. One man was pronounced dead on the scene by the Palestine Regional Medical Center's Emergency Medical Services. A female who was shot was taken to PRMC where she later died at 8 a.m.
Muniz said the reporting family member was related to the deceased male. He also mentioned that the family member informed his mother of the incident before calling the police.
The police are still investigating the scene, with the Texas Ranger and District Attorney Allyson Mitchell along with the DA's investigator. Muniz said a narcotics officer was called to the scene to help with the investigation.
Family members of the male victim gathered at the crime scene waiting to hear more information. The male victim's wife said they were separated, and she drove from Mesquite to find out about her husband's passing. She also stated that she and her husband were separated and she did not know who the female was. The wife hopes for justice for her husband and that the police with find his killer as soon as possible.
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