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An eight-year-old boy and four adults, all who lived in the same Texas home, are dead after 39-year-old Francisco Oropeza, a Mexican national, allegedly opened fire on the group after they asked him to stop shooting a rifle in his yard at 11:30 pm at night. The individuals were reportedly shot “execution style,” according to local news.
ABC News reports that San Jacinto County Sheriff Greg Capers said, “My understanding is that the victims, they came over to the fence and said ‘Hey could you not do your shooting out in the yard? We have a young baby that’s trying to go to sleep.'” Oropeza was reportedly drunk and said, “I’ll do what I want to in my front yard.”
The incident happened in the city of Cleveland, Texas, located approximately 45 miles north of Houston.
When police arrived at the household of the victims four adults were already dead from gunshot wounds and the fifth, the 8-year-old boy, was moved to a local hospital but died shortly thereafter. A group of ten total lived in the same home and were reportedly part of the same family,
According to the Daily Mail, the family was from Honduras and the victims ranged in age from 8 to 40. Two female victims were found dead and covered in blood in the bedroom of their home, laying on top of and shielding two surviving children.
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