Neighbor Shoots/Kills 5 After Being Asked To Stop Firing Rifle At Night

Neighbor Shoots/Kills 5 After Being Asked To Stop Firing Rifle At Night
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A Texas man shot and killed five people, including an 8-year-old, after a neighbor asked him to stop shooting his AR-15-style rifle in his front yard late at night as their baby was sleeping.

From the Washington Post:

Francisco Oropeza, 38, was charged with five counts of murder, San Jacinto County Sheriff Greg Capers told The Washington Post. Authorities believed he was about two miles from the area Saturday afternoon and were working to apprehend him, he said.

Ten people, all family members, were in the home during the shooting. Five survived, including three children. Three women and a man were killed, along with an 8-year-old boy who died later at a hospital, the sheriff’s office said on Facebook.

Two of the women who were killed were found lying on top of the surviving young children in a bedroom, “trying to protect them,” Capers told The Post by phone from the scene.

According to the sheriff, all five victims were shot in the head.

One neighbor told the Post when they heard the shots they didn’t think anything of it because “in this neighborhood everyone has guns.”

“Every weekend you hear gunshots,” they added. “People shoot in their backyards, after they drink alcohol, men take out guns at house parties and shoot the ground.”

That goes on ‘all the time’ but folks are worried about drag queens???