Thanks, NRA: Eight More Senseless Gun Deaths After Horrific Texas Shootout (VIDEO)

Another day, another senseless shooting. This time, a shooting in Houston, Texas, that left eight people — including five children and two adults — dead.

Shootout With Police

The shootout happened at 9 a.m. on Saturday, and began with Texas deputies performing a welfare check. The Deputies then received information that indicated a man in the home was wanted on a warrant for aggravated assault on a family member.

According to Harris County Sheriff spokesman Thomas Gililand, deputies spotted a child’s body through the window. Four of the deputies attempted to force their way into the home, which prompted the 48-year-old male suspect, David Conley, to start shooting. The deputies retreated, waiting for the High Risk Operations Unit to arrive.

About an hour into the stand-off, the man surrendered. According to Gililand:

Homicide detectives have taken over the operation along with our crime scene unit. Due to the amount of victims and the proximity to the people in the house, it’ll be a scene that’s going on for a while.

According to KHOU, Conley broke into the home because it was his former home and shot all the victims. The victims included 40-year-old Valarie Jackson, 50-year-old Dwanye Jackson and six children ranging in ages from six to 13.

This shooting dredges up bad memories for the community; last year, in the same city, four children and their parents were shot dead by a relative.

Watch a news report about the horrific event in the video below:

Feature image via KHOU

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