Man dies after shooting ex-girlfriend, another man, then himself in southwest Houston

By Lea Wilson - Digital News Editor, Aaron Barker - Senior Web Editor

HOUSTON - A man died at a hospital Thursday after he broke into his ex-girlfriend’s house in southwest Houston and shot her, another man and then himself, police said.

According to Houston police, about 2:30 a.m. the ex-boyfriend, 23, entered from the second-floor balcony of the woman’s apartment in the 8300 block of Jorine. Once inside he opened fire, hitting the woman and another man, police said. The two ran outside and the suspect chased them before he shot himself in the head, according to police.

The gunman was taken to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, where he later died.

The woman and the other man were also taken to a hospital. They are expected to recover.

At least 5 adults and 5 children -- one of them the child of the gunman and his ex-girlfriend -- were inside the home at the time of the shooting. None of them were injured.

It is unclear what led to the shooting.

The incident remains under investigation.

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