5 people shot to death in Houston-area home

5 people shot to death in Houston-area home

Five family members, including a 15-month-old baby, were found dead at a home in east Texas on Monday morning, authorities said.

"Troopers from the Texas Highway Patrol and Deputies arrived on scene discovering multiple victims from apparent gunshot wounds", the Polk County Sheriff's Office said. She called her son, who alerted authorities about 10:30 a.m.

The victims include the elderly couple who owned the home, Linda Delaney 72, and Carlos Delaney, 74.

The victims have not been identified at this time as the investigation is ongoing.

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"The person who was found inside the house was not harmed; they were locked in a back bedroom", Lyons said. "A disgusting, horrific crime", said Polk County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Byron Lyons told KTRK.

Childers would not say whether any of the deaths are believed to be suicide, but confirmed police are not seeking a suspect and there's no risk to the public.

A medical examiner will examine the bodies.

Doha Madani is a breaking news reporter for NBC News.

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