Five people found shot dead in Lake Livingston home

5 people killed in Polk County shooting

The Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting deaths of 5 family members.

At least five people were found dead inside a Texas home on Monday, according to investigators.

"Troopers from the Texas Highway Patrol and deputies arrived on scene discovering multiple victims from apparent gunshot wounds", said Sheriff Ken Hammack via his Facebook page for the sheriff's office.

A woman, identified as the mother of Ashley, was found locked in the back bedroom.

The sheriff's office said it plans to brief reporters at 6 p.m. local time at a pavilion about a mile from the scene. She called her son, who alerted authorities about 10:30 a.m.

Blanchard, Texas is an unincorporated town located 80 miles (129 km) north of Houston. We want the community to know that they are safe.

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