PONDER, Texas — Authorities say a person walked right into a rural North Texas residence and shot his ex-wife’s three youngsters and her boyfriend lifeless earlier than killing himself. Denton County sheriff’s Capt. Orlando Hinojosa says the gunman additionally shot his ex-wife, however she survived and is receiving hospital remedy.
CBS Dallas Fort Price reported that the grieving mom, Amanda Simpson, addressed household and buddies in a public Fb Dwell video from the hospital on Wednesday, the place she was being handled with a bullet nonetheless lodged in her shoulder. Simpson mentioned her ex-husband, recognized by public data as Justin Painter, was the shooter, and expressed anger on the choose who dealt with their divorce, saying she had warned that he was “unstable” after he tried to commit suicide final 12 months.
“I made it very clear to the choose that he was mentally unstable. They usually did not pay attention. So now, I haven’t got my infants,” Simpson mentioned by tears within the video.
“I’ve relived it time and again and each time I shut my eyes, I see my infants… I see them lifeless. Each time I shut my eyes, you do not wish to know what I see,” she mentioned.
Simpson mentioned her ex-husband grew to become indignant along with her on Tuesday in a telephone after she rejected his pleas to rekindle their relationship.
In line with CBS DFW, he walked into Simpson’s residence Wednesday morning in Ponder, a city of about 2,000 residents about 40 miles northwest of Dallas, and opened hearth at Simpson, her boyfriend and her youngsters.
CBS DFW says Simpson and Painter had been married in 2012 in Tarrant County and filed for divorce in 2017, in response to public data.
Authorities haven’t confirmed the ages of the youngsters.
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