Police: Texas father killed 2 kids, wounded 2 and wife
BAY CITY, Texas — Authorities say a gunman who killed himself after shooting a woman and her four children at their southeast Texas home was her husband and the children's father.
Bay City Police Lt. Andrew Lewis said Thursday that 24-year-old Jose Avila's 3- and 5-year-old sons died of their wounds at a hospital and that his wife and 2- and 4-year-old children are on life support.
Lewis says Avila apparently shot his wife three times during the Wednesday attack and killed himself with a shot to the head.
The shootings happened inside and outside the family's mobile home around the time a nearby school was letting out. At least one student witnessed the attack.
Witnesses told police Avila was walking around waving a gun. Bay City is 65 miles southwest of Houston.