East Houston apartment complex murder-suicide

Houston police investigators stated it seems that the person shot the girl after which turned the gun on himself.

HOUSTON — A person and girl are each useless after a capturing at an apartment complex in Houston’s Greater East End, according to police.

Houston Police Department investigators said it occurred simply after 11 p.m. Saturday at a complex within the 950 block of Villa De Matel Road, which is close to the intersection of Lawndale Street and Wayside Drive.

When officers arrived on the scene, they realized that they had been dispatched to the unit a number of occasions earlier than on account of experiences of household violence.

When the officers entered the apartment unit, they discovered a person and a girl useless. They stated it seems the person shot the girl, who’s believed to be about 25 years previous, after which he shot himself. Investigators suppose the person is 28 or 29.

The investigators stated they consider the person and girl had been relationship for about 5 years.

HPD investigators stated they’re working to assemble extra proof by way of witnesses and surveillance video.

They stated it seems as if somebody was both transferring out of the apartment or they had been having their issues moved out. They stated they suppose that might have escalated the disturbance.

Here’s the update HPD investigators provided at the scene:

Domestic and household violence instances within the Houston space have elevated at an alarming rate. Victims typically undergo in silence as a result of they really feel scared, helpless or ashamed.

If you or somebody is a sufferer of home violence, listed below are some discreet methods to succeed in out for assist.

24-hour hotlines

The Houston Area Women’s Center has a 24-hour hotline for victims of home violence at 713-528-2121 or 1-800-256-0551.

The Family Time Crisis Center may also be reached 24-hours a day at 281-446-2615.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

Text for assist

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741.

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