Uncle fatally shoots 2 nephews before turning gun on himself inside trailer home in NW Harris County, HCSO says

Authorities are responding to a scene where they say an uncle reportedly shot and killed his two nephews before killing himself inside a trailer home in northwest Harris County.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Harris County sheriff’s deputies are investigating after they said an uncle reportedly shot and killed his two nephews before killing himself inside a trailer home in northwest Harris County.

According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, the shooting happened Wednesday afternoon in the 10800 block of Cora Street.

When deputies arrived at the scene, Gonzalez said they found a man dead in the front yard and heard gunshots. Deputies then called a SWAT team and they found another two men dead inside the home, HCSO said.

Investigators believe the shooter was a man in his 50s who killed his nephews, who were in their 20s, and then turned the gun on himself.

Officials believe the uncle and nephews were arguing over stolen property, but a known motive has not been revealed.

Gonzalez said another gun was found at the scene. The incident is still under investigation.


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