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Seven People Found Dead in Dallas-Area Apartment [Amid Christmas Gifts And Wrapping Paper]
FoxNews ^ | December 25, 2011

Posted on 12/25/2011 6:44:33 PM PST by Steelfish

Seven People Found Dead in Dallas-Area Apartment Published December 25, 2011

GRAPEVINE, Texas – Seven people believed to be related had opened their Christmas gifts and started cleaning up the wrapping paper when they were shot to death in a suburban Texas apartment, police said Sunday.

Authorities said they believe the shooter is among the dead, but got a warrant before doing a full search on the small chance that it was otherwise.

Four women and three men, aged 18 to 60, were found in an adjoining kitchen and living room area when police entered the apartment around midday, said Police Sgt. Robert Eberling. Two handguns were found near the bodies in the apartment that was decorated for the holiday with a tree, he added.

"It appears they had just celebrated Christmas. They had opened their gifts," Eberling said.

The victims have not yet been identified, but Eberling said it appears they all died of gunshot wounds. He said authorities still don't know what sparked the incident.

Grapevine Police Lt. Todd Dearing said investigators believe that all the victims were related, but that some were only visiting and didn't live in the apartment. He said police are looking for other relatives to inform. "Seven people in one setting in Grapevine, that's never happened before. Ever," Dearing said.

He said police were performing a "meticulous" search of the apartment and he expects them to be on the scene for many hours. Police and firefighters first rushed to the Lincoln Vineyards complex after receiving an open-ended emergency services call at about 11:30 a.m., Eberling said.

"There was an open line. No one was saying anything," he explained. So police went into the apartment, located in a middle-class, suburban neighborhood of Grapevine, not far from the upscale Fort Worth neighborhood of Colleyville.

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What a heart-wrenching tragedy on a day of love and peace. The stress and glitter of it all blinds humans to the true meaning of this event.
1 posted on 12/25/2011 6:44:37 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Perhaps someone got a gag gift they didn’t appreciate very much?


2 posted on 12/25/2011 6:49:05 PM PST by NYTexan
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To: Steelfish

Divorced.
Or soon to be.
Ex-husband getting screwed by ex-wife.
Ex-husband sees no other way to resolve said situation.
Merry Freaking Christmas.


3 posted on 12/25/2011 6:49:33 PM PST by baltodog (R.I.P. Balto: 2001(?) - 2005)
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To: Steelfish

Amish?


4 posted on 12/25/2011 6:52:03 PM PST by IrishPennant (We don't want to work so we go to work to make enough money not to work...Huh?)
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To: Steelfish

A guy I knew from my hometown was killed in an accident last night. Drunk driving.


5 posted on 12/25/2011 6:52:08 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Steelfish

Tyrant’s Gun-WalkerAG:
Like other ones, this family has no rights
as your King and I see it, in the absence of
a koran, or a documented terrorist, in their home."

6 posted on 12/25/2011 6:52:56 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Steelfish

Police and firefighters first rushed to the Lincoln Vineyards complex after receiving an open-ended emergency services call at about 11:30 a.m., Eberling said.

“There was an open line. No one was saying anything,” he explained.

Weird...


7 posted on 12/25/2011 6:53:35 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Sounds like the perp may have made the call and just left the line open.


8 posted on 12/25/2011 6:55:29 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: baltodog

Merry WHAT Christmas???


9 posted on 12/25/2011 6:56:42 PM PST by Chong
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To: Steelfish

Perhaps there is a recent convert in the bunch?


10 posted on 12/25/2011 6:57:29 PM PST by null and void (Day 1068 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: mylife

Probably the last one standing, as it were, called 911 before expireing...


11 posted on 12/25/2011 6:57:37 PM PST by NYTexan
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To: cripplecreek

two hand guns found amongst the bodies.


12 posted on 12/25/2011 7:02:33 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: baltodog
Projecting, are we?
13 posted on 12/25/2011 7:03:32 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (FOREIGN AID: A transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries)
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To: Chong

Freaking.
I hate Christmas.
Hate the holidays.
Have for the last seveal years.
Ready to get back to work.


14 posted on 12/25/2011 7:03:58 PM PST by baltodog (R.I.P. Balto: 2001(?) - 2005)
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To: mylife
two hand guns found

By tomorrow, these will be AK-47s.

15 posted on 12/25/2011 7:04:51 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war. It's coming.)
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To: NYTexan

1) divorce retribution or 2) drugs.

Lack of any ID in the press points to black or Latinos.


16 posted on 12/25/2011 7:04:55 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: ClearCase_guy

And Illegal aliens!


17 posted on 12/25/2011 7:05:43 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Steelfish

Grapevine is a decent place from what I’ve seen. That big Gaylord Conference Center (which is huge) is there and the downtown is nice. I stayed there for several days this summer.

Sad story.


18 posted on 12/25/2011 7:08:17 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Oh yes we NEED a little Christmas....right this very minute!)
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To: mylife

Yes, them too.

If it was NRA members, they would have kept the pistols and policed their frags.


19 posted on 12/25/2011 7:08:55 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: whitedog57
Passions run high at this time of the year. Perhaps more-so amongst the demographics you present.
20 posted on 12/25/2011 7:10:18 PM PST by NYTexan
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To: whitedog57

The story refers to a middle class neighborhood, near an affluent ‘hood, so maybe not minorities. Anglos can go nuts, too! But such a sad story whatever the cause or the race/ethnicity of the victims who were merely enjoying a Christmas holiday.


21 posted on 12/25/2011 7:13:43 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA
Christmas was good here. My niece's kids got to spend it with their great great grandmother (my grandmother)

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22 posted on 12/25/2011 7:17:43 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: baltodog

When you are constantly reminded during the season that you must be jolly, sentimental, and filled with love in your heart for all mankind, it can really get on your nerves.


23 posted on 12/25/2011 7:18:38 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: NYTexan

Or somebody snapped after hearing “The Little Drummer Boy” or “The Twelve Days of Christmas” too many times.


24 posted on 12/25/2011 7:19:02 PM PST by hellbender
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To: whitedog57

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2011-12-25/texas-shooting/52223128/1

White folks my guess


25 posted on 12/25/2011 7:19:23 PM PST by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: cripplecreek

THAT is an adorable picture!!!! Lucky great, great grandmother!!!


26 posted on 12/25/2011 7:31:07 PM PST by savagesusie
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To: cripplecreek

THAT is wonderful! Now that truly is a BLESSED Christmas. How many kids today (or ever) spent the holidays with a great grandmother? Speaks really well to your family. Glad you all had a great day.


27 posted on 12/25/2011 7:32:28 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: cripplecreek

Merry Christmas! What a great photo!


28 posted on 12/25/2011 7:34:32 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: savagesusie

Its a major part of what Christmas should be about. Things were pretty bare under the tree but it was a good day.

Seems that the poorer we get, the more I like Christmas.


29 posted on 12/25/2011 7:34:35 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: mylife
“There was an open line. No one was saying anything,” he explained.

The TV show "The First 48." has one thing in common for almost every case: no one was saying anything..." Almost all cases involved Holder's "people." Ditto the show "Fugitive Task Force."

30 posted on 12/25/2011 7:35:19 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: EDINVA; NYTexan; whitedog57; mylife
While it's possible that this may involve whites, there are some factors that may indicate otherwise.

The news report states: "Jose Fernandez, a 35-year-old heavy equipment mechanic who moved to the complex with his family about six months ago...". This could indicate an area that's in transition. It also adds: "But many of the nearby apartments are vacant...". Again, this points to a once-nice area now in decline with the empty apartments.

The ages (18-60) are also a clue. Here in Texas, the younger people are non-white. Had the ages been 50 and older, that would have been more reflective of a white demographics.

I recall when Grapevine was really a good area. But with the mall and the Gaylord Texan, a number of undesirables have located to that suburb for its low-wage service jobs. And, of course, there are the swarms of illegals -- unfortunately they're everywhere hereabouts.

As as cited elsewhere in this thread, the lack of any mention of race also points to these seven being minorities.

31 posted on 12/25/2011 7:35:38 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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"A resident described the complex as a kind of quiet "United Nations" with different ethnic groups living there with almost no crime."

The two firearms were suppressed. http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/12/25/3617979/report-7-found-dead-inside-grapevine.html

32 posted on 12/25/2011 7:37:13 PM PST by Deaf Smith
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I remember Christmas at about that age with 2 of my great grandmothers. Alas my daughter has no grandmothers, let alone greats any more, and only one grandfather.


33 posted on 12/25/2011 7:37:24 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: cripplecreek

That’s sweet.


34 posted on 12/25/2011 7:37:46 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: mylife

http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/12/25/3617979/report-7-found-dead-inside-grapevine.html


35 posted on 12/25/2011 7:38:02 PM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: Gabz

My mother was a teen mom which has its advantages. I grew up seeing my great grandmother pretty much every day till she died when I was in my 30s.


36 posted on 12/25/2011 7:41:46 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Deaf Smith

Two handguns “without silencers” were discovered

A United Nations? WTF?


37 posted on 12/25/2011 7:44:52 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: baltodog

Would not be surprised.


38 posted on 12/25/2011 7:45:01 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: mylife

So they were expecting silencers?


39 posted on 12/25/2011 7:46:07 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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To: Deaf Smith
A resident described the complex as a kind of quiet "United Nations"...with almost no crime.

Anyone using the term United Nations in a positive light is an utter fool. The UN is a criminal organization, enabling terrorists of all stripes.

Rick Perry rightly asked the question: "Why are we funding that organization?"

40 posted on 12/25/2011 7:49:38 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: mylife
Misread it. Why did they have to insert “silencers” to the story?
41 posted on 12/25/2011 7:50:24 PM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: baltodog

“Divorced.
Or soon to be.
Ex-husband getting screwed by ex-wife.
Ex-husband sees no other way to resolve said situation.
Merry Freaking Christmas.”

You missed the dirt-bag lawyers that stood to profit from all this.


42 posted on 12/25/2011 7:52:15 PM PST by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: cripplecreek

My mother was 21 when I was born, but still had both of her grandmothers, but her mother had been much older, so both of those great grandmothers were gone by the time I was 5. I was in my 40s when I lost both my grandmother and my mother. My dad is my daughter’s only grandparent. My MIL died 3 weeks after my husband and married and his father had been gone 5 years before we met.


43 posted on 12/25/2011 7:53:18 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Deaf Smith

I don’t know.
It seems very odd.


44 posted on 12/25/2011 7:53:18 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: baltodog

>>Freaking.
I hate Christmas.
Hate the holidays.
Have for the last seveal years.
Ready to get back to work.<<

We chose to be happy, my FRiend.
I spent many a Christmas with my cat, parents dead, no husband, no kids.
But I chose not to hate the holiday. I chose to be happy. You can too.

I wish you peace.


45 posted on 12/25/2011 7:54:44 PM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: Deaf Smith

We don’t call them the “Fort Worth Red Star” for nothing. They had a red star on their masthead for years and may still have it to this day. Judging from the left wing extremist hate propaganda that they write, I really believe the star was a tribute to the USSR.


46 posted on 12/25/2011 7:55:48 PM PST by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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A resident described the complex as a kind of quiet "United Nations" with different ethnic groups living there with almost no crime.

http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/12/25/3617979/report-7-found-dead-inside-grapevine.html#storylink=cpy

47 posted on 12/25/2011 7:57:36 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: netmilsmom
We chose to be happy, my FRiend.

Truer words have never been spoken.
48 posted on 12/25/2011 8:01:42 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: cripplecreek

Merry Christmas fellow ‘gander!


49 posted on 12/25/2011 8:06:53 PM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: netmilsmom
We chose to be happy, my FRiend.

True, but sometimes life's circumstances make that a difficult choice...

50 posted on 12/25/2011 8:16:54 PM PST by null and void (Day 1068 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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