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5 members of Texas family, including infant, found shot dead


BLANCHARD: Sheriff's officers say 5 members of an East Texas family, together with a 15-month-old child, have been discovered dead on the family's house.

Polk County sheriff's officers say two males were discovered dead inside the home while two women and the child lady were came upon out of doors the place of abode.


Chief Deputy Byron Lyons known the deceased as Ashley Delaney and husband Randy Horn, as well as Delaney's grandparents, Carlos and Lynda Delaney.


The child's identity hasn't been released, but Lyons says a woman used to be discovered safe locked in a bed room closet. She instructed investigators that she aroused from sleep about 5:30 am.


Monday to a disturbance described as popping noises. She called her son, who alerted authorities about 10:30 am.


Lyons says a firearm used to be recovered from the home about 75 miles northeast of Houston and that no suspects were being sought. However, he declined to characterise the incident as a more than one homicide and suicide.


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