KATY, Texas – The shooter in a murder-suicide that left a brother and sister dead and three others injured have been identified.
The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office identified the man as John Wright. He shot himself after shooting his sister Julianna Carr and three other, deputies said.
According to authorities, the murder-suicide happened around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at a home on Everhart Manor Lane near Crestford Park.
Deputies said the family is renting the home and is believed to have moved into the home Monday. The gathering may have been a house warming party because there were unpacked boxes everywhere, deputies said.
Authorities are not sure what led to the shooting, but said at one point Wright opened fire on the group, killing Carr and injuring two other women and one man before turning the gun on himself.
Two teens who were at the shooting ran for cover, and one locked herself in a bathroom and the other ran away, authorities said.
Deputies said another woman jumped a fence in the backyard and ran away. She called 911.
“She called 911, and we were able to recover her,” said Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls. “She is uninjured and she is talking with our detectives.”
Authorities said the three gunshot victims who are expected to survive are friends of Wright and Carr. One was shot in the chest, another shot in the face and the third person shot in the hand, deputies said.
Deputies said one of the teens was related to either Carr or Wright but did not specify the relationship.
Investigators are working to figure out why the man would shoot his friends and his sister, and then turn the gun on himself.
“Our detectives are here with our crime scene unit,” Nehls said. “We are going to try to piece this together and determine what happened.”