Texas gunman kills self; woman, 4 children injured

November 30, 2011 - 10:45 PM

BAY CITY, Texas (AP) — Police say a man shot and wounded a woman and four children at a home in Southeast Texas before apparently fatally shooting himself.

Police Lt. Andrew Lewis said the woman and children were taken to Matagorda Regional Hospital in Bay City, where the woman was in surgery Wednesday night. The children were transferred to Houston hospitals. Their conditions are unknown.

Lewis says police went to the house in an eastern Bay City neighborhood about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday to find the gunman dead and the woman and children wounded. Lewis said the man had an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

No identities have been released, and it wasn't immediately clear whether the victims are related to the alleged gunman.

Bay City is 65 miles southwest of Houston.