10-Year-Old Plays Dead After Being Shot, Survives Execution Of Her Family And Calls Grandmother For Help


HOUSTON, TEXAS – A young girl who was one of the victims in the horrifying execution of her family was able to survive the ordeal by playing dead, then contacted her grandmother for help after the murderers had left. According to Houston police, the tragedy occurred 12100 block of Fondren Road near West Airport Boulevard just after 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Family members at the scene say that a 6-year-old girl, her mother and her father were all shot and killed. The 10-year-old was shot in the arm near the elbow and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

The couple has four children together, according to family members: the 10-year-old girl, the 6-year-old girl who was killed, a 1-year-old baby boy who was in the home at the time of the shootings but was uninjured, and an 8-year-old boy who was away from the apartment with his uncle at the time of the shooting.

Police say the girl made a video call to her grandmother and showed her the scene, telling her that a man wearing a mask lined up her family members on the couch and shot them each in the head.

“This is a very, very tragic scene. We’re sending out prayers to the family,” Assistant Chief Patricia Cantu said. “This was a very difficult scene not only for us, the officers, but the family as well. So we’re sending out prayers and hopes that anybody has any information.”

HPD is still looking for the shooter, although they do not have a suspect description or known motive. Investigators believe the shooter did not break in and possibly knew the victims. Homicide investigators are working to review surveillance video in the area.

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