'Everybody Involved Is Either Deceased or Injured'

3 children found dead in Texas City apartment
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 4, 2019 12:15 AM CST
Suspect Surrenders After 3 Young Children Killed
Junaid Mehmood.   (Texas City Police Department)

Authorities in Texas have taken into custody a 27-year-old man after three young children were found dead Thursday in an apartment. Police in Texas City, 48 miles southeast of Houston on the Gulf Coast, went to Pointe Ann Apartments on Thursday evening on a welfare check and discovered the children along with a woman with a gunshot wound to the head, the AP reports. One of the children was an infant, another was 2 years old, and the third was 5 years old, police said in a statement. The woman was listed in stable condition at a Galveston hospital. Her relationship to the children was not immediately clear.

Later Thursday, Houston police received a call from a man who identified himself as the person being sought and asking to surrender. He was apprehended peacefully in Houston, says Houston police officer Ben Starr. KTRK reports that the suspect, Junaid Mehmood, told 911 dispatchers: "I killed my family." Texas City police Lt. Kenneth Brown told the Houston Chronicle that the wounded woman is unable to speak to investigators. He described her injuries as severe. "It's a very intense scene over there," he said. "Everybody involved is either deceased or injured."

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