UPDATES: Gunman ‘shoots dead man and woman at Texas home’ before turning the gun on himself in double murder-suicide: Four other people are injured including three cops

By ANDREA CAVALLIER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

  • Two people – a man and a woman – were shot and killed at a residence in Haltom City, Texas on Saturday night. They have not been identified
  • The woman was found dead inside the house
  • The man was found dead outside the home in the driveway
  • The shooting happened around 6:45p on Diamond Oaks Drive North
  • Another woman, who called 911, was shot in the leg, but is expected to survive
  • Three police officers were also wounded during the shooting 
  • The suspect was later found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head 

A man and woman were shot dead at a house in a Texas double-murder suicide, with their killer taking his own life nearby shortly afterwards.

Saturday’s shooting in Haltom City also injured three cops.

Police responded a home in the 5700 block of Diamond Oaks Drive North in Haltom City around 6:45 p.m. where they found a man and woman who had been fatally shot, according to Haltom City police spokesman Sgt. Rick Alexander.

Three police officers were injured when an exchange of gunfire erupted on the scene. They were transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injures.

After an hourlong manhunt, the suspect was found of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. His body was located less than a mile away from the scene of the initial shooting.

The identities of those involved in the shooting were not immediately released, WFAA reported. It is not known what prompted the shooting, and how the victims knew each other, or their killer.

Two people are dead and four others, including three police officers, are injured after a gunman opened fire in a Texas neighborhood on Saturday night

Two people are dead and four others, including three police officers, are injured after a gunman opened fire in a Texas neighborhood on Saturday night

 

Police responded a home in the 5700 block of Diamond Oaks Drive North in Haltom City around 6:45 p.m. where they found a man and woman who had been fatally shot

Police responded a home in the 5700 block of Diamond Oaks Drive North in Haltom City around 6:45 p.m. where they found a man and woman who had been fatally shot

Another person,  an elderly woman who called 911, was injured when she was shot in the leg. She is expected to survive.

A large police presence in the area of the 5700 block of Diamond Oaks Drive North alarmed nearby residents as an hour-long manhunt for the armed suspect.

Before the suspect was found dead, police said they were looking for a a suspected gunman who was described as a white male with dark hair, a blue shirt, blue pants and a ‘battle belt.’

A large police presence in the area of the 5700 block of Diamond Oaks Drive North alarmed nearby residents as an hour-long manhunt for the armed suspect

A large police presence in the area of the 5700 block of Diamond Oaks Drive North alarmed nearby residents as an hour-long manhunt for the armed suspect

 

Residents were asked to stay indoors during the search, according to a post on Facebook

Residents were asked to stay indoors during the search, according to a post on Facebook

 

The suspect was located about an hour after the initial shooting in the 3900 block of Golden Oaks Drive – less than a mile from where the shooting took place.

He was dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, police said. There was a ‘military-style rifle’ and a handgun next to him.

In the 10 p.m. update, authorities assured the residents that there was no longer a threat to the public.

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