People Dead & Another Injured After Shooting At Home In Ponder

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Officials said the woman's ex-husband entered the three-bedroom home and opened fire on her, her boyfriend, and three children, and then killed himself. According to the medical examiner's post, Painter and Richardson were found in the bedroom of the residence and pronounced dead about 8:35 a.m.

Five people are dead and one person has been hospitalized following a shooting at a home in Ponder, Texas. He said the case is being investigated as a murder-suicide and that the shooter is among the dead.

"I didn't even know if they owned the house or rented", Booker said.

Mary Jean Dennis, who lives near where the shooting took place, told the Denton Record-Chronicle that she saw the children minutes before police were called to the home where the shooting took place.

Fire department officials said five people were found dead at a residence in Ponder Texas
Fire department officials said five people were found dead at a residence in Ponder Texas

The Denton County Sheriff's Office and the Ponder Fire Department responded to the scene, and the Texas Rangers were called in to assist with the investigation.

Denton County sheriff's Capt. Orlando Hinojosa says the gunman also shot his ex-wife, but she survived and is receiving hospital treatment. Officials said the suspected shooter died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and said there is no threat to the community.

Police did not release the ages or identities of any of the victims. Hinojosa said that upon arriving, Ponder Police officers found several deceased people in the home. "Regretful, regretful really sad pray for them, pray for the family, pray for the neighborhood".

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