Sheriff: Ex-husband kills 5, injures 1 in North Texas home shooting

Amanda Simpson is the only survivor of a murder-suicide in Texas

When they arrived at the scene were found the bodies of the victims.

Five people are dead and one person has been hospitalized following a shooting at a home in Ponder, Texas.

Hinojosa says authorities are not looking for a suspect and that residents are not in danger, but declined to elaborate.

"I have to start funeral arrangements and don't know where to begin with that", said Simpson in an emotional post.


Five people were found dead in a rural North Texas home Wednesday after police say a man entered the home of his ex-wife, and shot and killed her three children and her boyfriend before killing himself.

Denton County investigators were still working to piece together what caused Painter to open fire as they cleared the scene Wednesday evening. Five were deceased. The sixth person, the ex-wife, was taken to Medical City Denton by ground ambulance, the fire department said.

Officials were called to the home at about 8:30 a.m. local time, responding to initial report of a person with a self-inflicted gunshot wound but later learning multiple people with injuries were inside, the Dallas Morning News reported.

Police did not release the ages or identities of any of the victims. Ponder ISD said it had no students or staff listed at the home's address nor any absences that would raise alarms.

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