Skip to comments.Seven People Found Dead in Dallas-Area Apartment [Amid Christmas Gifts And Wrapping Paper]
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
Money can't buy happiness
Although it can put you in a much better bargaining position...
And here I thought nothing bad ever happened in Texas.
The Lincoln Vinyards apartment complex is a very well kept, gated community. I live less than a half mile from the complex and have considered selling my house and moving there. Residential houses in this surrounding area average around $225k-over $400k and there is very little crime. This is not a ghetto or barrio area with illegals and Holder’s people running around committing crimes and doing drugs. This was the first incident involving murder in Grapevine since 2010.
Watched local TV news at 10 pm and they indicated that relatives of those dead haven’t all been located and notified yet, so the police are not releasing the names. They are searching the cars of some of the victims, who were obviously not residents.
FoxNews obviously reported the headline from the Assoc. Press, because Grapevine is NOT in the Dallas area and is not even in the same County. Dolts!
It's doubtful those involved were Texans or even Americans. The apartment complex was characterized as a multi-ethnic "United Nations" by one of the residents.
Wow—not very far from where I live. On Christmas Day too.
Evil and wicked deeds from the pit of hades will have no place in Heaven.
Had to read it a few times.
Did you get a chunk of coal in your Christmas stocking? Texas isn’t perfect, but it’s a whole lot better than most other places these days — thanks to Gov. Rick Perry.
I had a splendid Christmas! Just checking in and finding the Perryonistas - as usual - are a-bitchin’ and complainin’ and insultin’!
My guess would be General Santa Ana's descendents. TROP don't do Xmas.
I watch that show. Most of the time the cops don't really have a lot of evidence against the perp. You'd think the perps-to-be would watch this show before killing someone and lawyer up since the cops are bluffing a lot of the time. If the perps wouldn't 'fess up, they'd probably never see the inside of a courtroom.
A United Nations? WTF?
It seems the neighbors didn't hear it. That's why
without silencers is an interesting detail. Of course, if silencers had been found, that would have been even more interesting.
[Just checking in and finding the Perryonistas - as usual - are a-bitchin and complainin and insultin!]
I’m just checking in too, and wondering about your ‘one size fits all’ comment about PERRY SUPPORTERS “a-bitchin and complainin and insultin!”
I am a big Perry supporter and have not been posting today so I couldn’t have been doing that, maybe you should direct your comments to the ones who actually did something instead of trying to tar all of us.
I have seen you post some REALLY nasty stuff, in fact you were told to ‘back off’.
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
Well there ya go. They got pistols for Christmas and were just tryin'em out!
First of all, what a terrible way to spend Christmas for all the police and others who had to witness the aftermath. I know there are a lot of cop-haters on this site but, really, would any of you want to spend your time going through this sort of crime scene on Christmas Day? Would any amount of pay be enough for the pictures these officers will have in their minds for a long time to come?
Secondly, how sad for the family members. And tragic for the classmates of the 18-year-old.
Finally, the holiday season is one of the biggest times of the year for suicides. The darkness and cold, plus the mindset of being left out of the joys of others becomes too much for some. And some also feel they have to murder the rest of the family to “spare them” from the grief. If you know any family members that are going through isolation or a divorce, reach out to them. It could make a big difference.
That is a gorgeous picture. I love seeing old and young together. 5 generations, how lucky is your family. Merry Christmas (there is still one hour left here).
Actually the text at your link says this; "Two handguns without silencers were discovered at ..." Which is kind of an odd thing to say.
“True, but sometimes life’s circumstances make that a difficult choice...” (to be happy).
Yes it is. However, it is amazing how many folks DO choose to be happy in their circumstances. My family helped out at church Christmas Eve with the homeless guys. After serving them dinner we sat down and had a nice meal with them.
I asked them how their week had been. One guy mumbled “been better” - another guy with a big smile on his face “It was fantastic!” Me and the other guy that responded look at him and the other guys said “Huh?” (I was thinking it.)
The guy said any day he woke up was a great day! And this week had hardly any rain which was a blessing, etc. It was pretty amazing, and I told him I’m not so sure if I could show such happiness without a job, home, etc. “Hey - everyday I wake up is another day that might be the day I get a decent job again! And I’m working on getting to see my little girl (3 years old), so I look forward to seeing her again!”
As we left, I was thinking how he was a much better man than me. I wouldn’t end up like the killer in this story - but if I lost my house, couldn’t see my kids, etc. - I would have walked off into the woods a long time ago.
Oh - the one guy that had said “Been better” talked about how this upcoming week was looking up though. He had made it into the homeless shelter at our church that day, and finally knew where he was going sleep for awhile (rather than finding an open bed one night, out in the street for a few, then another shelter, etc. And if need be he can stay up to 6 months with counseling, job training, Bible studies, etc.
Sometimes though it is sure hard to see a way out, and it is easy to give up hope.
What are you? stupid?
“The United Nations” is in miss marmelsteins state.
That is odd, but in other parts of the story it stressed that no neighbors heard anything, so they might be trying to make a point that the circumstances are odd since no one heard anything, but the guns didn't have silencers.
It also sounds like there were several empty apartments near where the shootings happened.
See where they get their curly hair! Bless her!
>>True, but sometimes life’s circumstances make that a difficult choice... <<
Been there, done that. I still chose to be happy.
Wallowing in self-pity gets one no where. Find the bright side.
(cue “Life of Brian” music)...
LOL!!! I loved that movie!!!!
“You’ll shoot your eye out kid!”
Just a few miles from my house, scary!
Amen...such bitterness....u have to wonder why vent it here?
This forum has a disproportionate amount of folks with chips on thier shoulders...
Just look how nasty so many act at primary talk
I had the very same thought.
Sick minds think alike!
>>This forum has a disproportionate amount of folks with chips on their shoulders...<<
Sometimes people just need to vent.
Sometimes they need to hear that things could be much worse and sometimes they need to hear that they are not alone in their pain.
Things are not good out there but they COULD be worse.
U are the one who started it honey....no one here had said anything of the sort
For a yankee gurl u give scarlett a run for her money in the passive aggressive talents....did u know my dear mom?
And im a newtie now at this juncture....though I dont condemn rick
no wonder wideawakes died a hard death....u r are a tough crowd ma’am
indeed..we spent about 1/3rd as usual and I have tightened my family budget by half and laid off folks over the past year
revenues down 30% minimum
but I remember being lower middle class as a kid ...like almost everybody was then
and I was still very happy
my ancestors were scratch farmers and small landowners but they were never predators, rarely had illegitimate kids nor were rude and surly
they would kill you if you crossed them though
i doubt folks in the great depression were as rude as they are now
and the assault of Christendom was not even thought of
Please communicate with me when you learn to write English, lol.
I remember the year my dad made it to Sales Manager. We were rich! In 1974 he earned 25,000. We had all we could want and more. For a few years, I got great gifts with huge thought behind them. Maybe not the highest priced, but more than I needed.
I married my husband and he told me that in 1973 his dad earned 150,000, yet he always received the same presents of Hot Wheels cars.
Sometimes, it is not the amount we spend, but the thought that goes into it.
We do have a good idea of what took place and why," said Sgt. Robert Eberling of the Grapevine Police Department. Sgt. Eberling declined to reveal the suspected motive until autopsies of the victims are complete.
Sgt. Eberling also confirmed Monday that the suspected shooter, who was among the dead inside the apartment, was wearing a Santa Claus costume. Police said the middle-aged man did not live at the apartment but was visiting. Police said all of the victims were related by blood or marriage, but did not all live at the apartment.
I find the "and why" bit odd unless there was a note or recording.
You’re right. I do see the logic of that now. Jornolistic standards of communicating have sunk so low it requires a good deal of guesswork and intuition to figure out what they might have been meaning to say. This article isn’t even on the bad end of the scale.
Good comment wardaddy, thank you!
They interviewed a friend who said they were Strict Muslims from Iran.
\She's in the video.
When this country gets serious about America for Americans and we start the massive deportations, I'm almost to the point that we need to send the Mooselimbs back first and then the illegal Mexicans. Both are cancers on our country but the destructive Muzzie cancer is clearly at Stage IV.
Thanks Obama for making our land so welcoming to his kind. /s
Ain't that the truth! Also lovingly known as the "Jim Wright express" for many years due to their constant sucking up to him. And, while I hate to speak ill of the departed, I believe communist Molly Ivans also was a columnist of theirs.
One of my favorites was one of their stories on how easy it was to steal GM vehicles, along with explicit detailed instructions.
I thought about calling them asking to borrow a newspaper box so I could write them a guest article on how to steal papers by jimmying the box. I am sure they would have been happy to oblige.
I try to give people the benefit of the doubt, but I'm just about convinced that miss marmelstoon has an evil streak and is a miserable, hate-filled bag of bile.
Seeing its nasty, inappropriate remarks on this thread just further validates that impression.
I literally thank God I'm not miserable like that.
Merry Christmas, mylife!
Apparently, it was an honor killing. ROP strikes again.