5 found dead, 1 injured in Ponder home shooting

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A Texas man shot his ex-wife, her boyfriend and three children before taking his own life, police said Tuesday.

Five people have died and one was injured in a suspected quintuple murder-suicide at a home in a rural town north of Fort Worth, Texas.

The five people were found dead inside a Denton County home Wednesday morning.

The gunman also shot his ex-wife, Amanda Simpson, who was hospitalized and in critical condition Wednesday evening, Hinojosa said.

"I have to start funeral arrangements and don't know where to begin with that", said Simpson in an emotional post.


Shortly before they responded to the scene, firefighters learned there were multiple victims inside the home.

Five victims were pronounced dead at the scene and a woman was transported to Medical City Denton for treatment.

KXAS reported that the Ponder Volunteer Fire Department was called to investigate what was initially dispatched as a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 8:30 a.m.at a one-story brick residence in the 600 block of Lonestar Park Lane.

Neighbors were shocked as word quickly spread up and down the street what had happened inside the home. "Regretful, regretful really sad pray for them, pray for the family, pray for the neighborhood".

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