Five people dead in shooting at rural Texas home

5 found dead, 1 injured in Ponder home shooting

Police surround the home in Ponder, Texas, where five people were found dead on May 16, 2018.

He declined to say just how many people were found dead in the home in Ponder, about 50 kilometres north of Fort Worth.

Officials said a man shot dead his three children, his ex-wife's current boyfriend and also shot his ex-wife before turning the gun on himself.

News of the murder-suicide shocked residents of the suburban town with a population of less than 1,400 people.

Numerous law enforcement officers and vehicles could be seen outside the residence and a large area around it was roped off with crime scene tape. She was taken to Medical City hospital in Denton for treatment.

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"I have to start funeral arrangements and don't know where to begin with that", said Simpson in an emotional post.

Shortly before arrival, firefighters were told there were multiple victims inside the home.

The Ponder Volunteer Fire Department said they were called to a home in the 600 block of Lone Star Park Lane at around 8.30am for a report of a person suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, reported NBC DFW.

Identities of the victims as well as the father have not been released.

"It's sad", neighbor Mark Downing said Wednesday.

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