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.
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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!
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