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Suicide Santa shoots family dead

A man dressed in a Santa Claus suit shot six relatives in Texas before killing himself on Christmas Day.

Police in Grapevine, a quiet suburb of Fort Worth, said he arrived at an apartment in the costume shortly before gunfire erupted inside, and that the family appeared to have been opening Christmas presents.

Police responding to an emergency call found the bodies of four women, two men and a teenage boy. They also found two handguns.

Detectives are assembling a "family history".



From Belfast Telegraph