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(SPRING, Texas) — Six people were shot to death, including at least four children, and a seventh person was injured at a home in Spring, Texas, late Wednesday, police said.

A standoff between police and a suspect in the shootings ensued after a brief car chase. Police brought in two trucks and wedged the suspect’s vehicle between them on a cul-de-sac near the site of the shooting.

Harris County Precinct 4 Assistant Chief Deputy Mark Herman told ABC station KTRK this was a “domestic disturbance.”

According to police, a woman at the 711 Leaflet Lane house who was shot said a family member was responsible and that person had left to kill another family member who worked at a nearby restaurant. Police were able to intercept the suspect before he got to the restaurant. The woman who was shot was clinging to life at a local hospital.

The suspect was locked in the vehicle, visibly engaging with police from the driver’s seat as of 9:00 p.m. CT. Police said the suspect, in his mid-40s, had a handgun and was holding it to his head. They were speaking with the man by cellphone as darkness fell over the scene. Nearby homes were evacuated.

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