Texas Shootings Leave 5 Dead, Including 3 at Nursing Home

Details remain scant, but the shooter is among the dead
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 28, 2018 4:30 PM CDT
Texas Shootings Leave 5 Dead, Including 3 at Nursing Home
Robstown Chief of Police Erasmo Flores speaks at a news conference, Saturday, July 28, 2018 in Robstown, Texas.   (Courtney Sacco/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP)

Texas authorities say five people have been killed following separate shootings that included a nursing home in a Corpus Christi suburb, the AP reports. Robstown City Secretary Herman Rodriguez says via Twitter that three people were killed Friday following a shooting at the Retama Manor nursing home. Two additional men were found dead in a home linked to that shooting. Rodriguez says officers responded to the nursing home about 7pm Friday and found two men and a woman dead. He says a phone call from family members prompted police to visit the residence of one of the nursing home victims, where two more men were found dead.

The shooter was among those killed. Rodriguez say authorities believe the shootings are related but have not identified the victims or established a possible motive. The nursing home was still on lockdown Friday night, leaving residents and family to use a nearby high school, the Caller Times reports. "You never think it’s going to happen to your family," says a woman whose mother stays at the home. "You think they're safe."

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