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HOUSTON (Web Desk) – Eight people including six children and two adults have been found handcuffed and fatally shot in the head in their home in Texas, BBC reports.


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Before surrendering, the alleged shooter exchanged gunfire with police.

The gunfire broke out when officers who had been called to the Houston-area home spotted the body of a child and tried to enter.

A man surrendered about an hour later, after talks with police negotiators.

Police said the suspect, David Conley, was later charged with capital murder.

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The police said the bodies were found after “a welfare check was conducted on the premises” by deputies. A man inside opened fire when the deputies tried to force their way in.

The dead include Dewayne Jackson, 50, his wife Valerie Jackson, 40, and six children; Nathaniel, 13, Dewayne, 10, Honesty, 11, Caleb, nine, Trinity, seven, and Jonah, six.

Nathaniel was believed to be the son of Conley, 48, and Valerie Jackson from a previous relationship.

The investigations are underway to find the motive behind these senseless shootings.