Texas teen kills mom, neighbours, then himself

2016-02-08 10:40
An Uvalde County Sheriff talks with an individual while guarding the intersection to a nearby neighbourhood after a standoff resulted in multiple deaths. (Kin Man Hui, AP)

An Uvalde County Sheriff talks with an individual while guarding the intersection to a nearby neighbourhood after a standoff resulted in multiple deaths. (Kin Man Hui, AP)

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McAllen - Authorities say a Texas teenager killed his mother and two neighbours before killing himself.

Uvalde County Sheriff Charlie Mendeke said on Sunday that 19-year-old Dylan Westerburg gunned down his mother on Friday in their home near Uvalde, about 137km west of San Antonio. He then went and killed two brothers who lived next door.

Mendeke says a witness saw Westerburg kill one of the brothers and called for help.

When officers arrived they heard a final gunshot that investigators believe was Westerburg shooting himself inside the neighbours' home.

Authorities surrounded the homes and began evacuating those nearby. Not knowing the gunman was already dead, they weren't able to enter the neighbours' home until Saturday, when they found the three men dead inside.

Mendeke says investigators haven't determined a clear motive.

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