A family in Texas was killed on Christmas day when a relative dressed as Santa Claus opened fire on the family before he turned the gun on himself.
Seven people were killed, including the shooter. According to police the age of the victims range from 18 to 60 and at this time they do not know what caused Santa to become homicidal.
The shooting was discovered after dispatch received a phone call from the apartment in the middle of the day. According to the police report nobody was on the line when the call was answered.
With many of the apartments surrounding the scene already empty nobody called in loud gunshots.
Police will not reveal the name of the victims until an autopsy has been performed, however they say a search is currently underway to find and notify the families relatives. Sergeant Robert Eberling says by all accounts the victims appear to be family members while adding:
“We have a petty good idea who these folks were, and we’re trying to work through contacting other family members so we can better piece together what took place and why it took place.”
Speaking about the killings the town’s police lieutenant proclaimed:
“Seven people in one setting in Grapevine, that’s never happened before. Ever.”
It’s still also unclear as to why the relative chose to dress as Santa Claus before carrying out the killing.
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