A mother fatally shot her two daughters on a public street near Houston, Texas, on Friday afternoon, before she was shot dead by police.
At around 5 p.m., officers started receiving 911 calls about shots fired in the city of Fulshear, just west of Houston, the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook.
When they arrived on the scene, they found Madison Sheats, 17, and her 22-year-old sister, Taylor, had been shot.Madison died on the street, while Taylor was flown to a hospital, where she also died.
The girls’ mother, Christy Sheats, 42, was also in the street and, after refusing to drop her weapon, was shot and killed by a Fulshear officer, the sheriff’s office said.“Our officer was forced to take action,” the Fulshear Police Department wrote onFacebook, without identifying the officer involved. “He was not injured and no deputies were injured.”
“This was a tragic and unfortunate occurrence and we are deeply saddened by the results,” police added.
Jason Sheats and the daughters managed to flee the home, but Madison collapsed outside and died.Jason was able to run to the end of the cul-de-sac, while Christy Sheats pursued Taylor, shooting her again.
On her Facebook profile, Christy Sheats routinely praised her daughters.“Happy Daughter’s Day to my two amazing, sweet, kind, beautiful, intelligent girls,” she wrote in September last year.
“I love and treasure you both more than you could ever possibly know.”
She also posted messages in support of the Second Amendment.
“It would be horribly tragic if my ability to protect myself or my family were to be taken away,” she wrote in March, “but that’s exactly what Democrats are determined to do by banning semi-automatic handguns.”
And actually passed?