Gunman shot dead three teen girls, 19, 14 and 13, including one who was pregnant in a Houston suburb on Saturday
A woman only identified as ‘Lilly”, was not home when her boyfriend of two years killed her two daughters and their friend on Saturday
The girls who were home alone with their mother’s boyfriend, Umberto Valdez-Saldana, got into an argument inside his girlfriend’s home in the Galena Park neighborhood of Houston
Valdez-Saldana hot her eldest daughter, 19-year-old Sayuri Gil who was six months pregnant, her sister Melany Torres, 13, and her 14-year-old friend Leisha Perez
The 38-year-old assailant then sexually assaulted his girlfriend’s 12-year-old daughter
After attacking the minor he told her to run out of the house, before killing himself
The minor victim grabbed her 1-year-old niece and fled the home, naked
Authorities say three teenage girls, including one who was pregnant, were fatally shot by man who also sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl who later escaped then fatally shot himself, in Houston, Texas.
No names have been released.
The killings occurred at the home of the gunman’s girlfriend in the Houston suburb of Galena Park at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
The girls who were killed were 19, 14 and 13, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.
Police said a woman identified as “Lilly” was not home when her 38-year-old boyfriend of two years, Umberto Valdez-Saldana, also known as Valentin, killed her two daughters and their friend.
He then assaulted Lilly’s twelve year-old daughter before killing himself.
He shot her eldest daughter Sayuri Gil, 19, who was six months pregnant, and her sister Melany Torres, 13. He also fatally shot their friend Leisha Perez, 14.
Sayuri was the mother of a 1-year old.
The girls who were home alone with their mother’s boyfriend got into an argument with Valdez-Saldana. He shot
After sexually attacking the 12-year-old girl, Lilly’s 38-year-old Valdez-Saldana told his preteen victim to run out of the house, Gonzalez said. She grabbed her 1-year-old baby niece and fled.
“She ran out of the residence without any clothing” to the home of a neighbor, who called Galena Park police.
“When she ran out she managed to think about it, thankfully, and was able to grab the 1-year-old and ran away,” Sheriff Gonzalez said.
The neighbors who heard the shots and saw the fleeing girl in their Ring camera. They took the girls in and wrapped he 12-year-old in blankets before calling cops.
She was screaming, ‘He killed my friend. Why my friend? She had nothing to do with this. He also killed my sister and made me take off my clothes,'” the couple said.
The suspect ended up shooting and killing himself by the time authorities arrived.
Both girls were hospitalized for treatment of injuries that were not life-threatening, according to a statement from Galena Park police. The investigation has been turned over to the sheriff’s department.
Authorities did not immediately return messages to The Associated Press for additional comment on Sunday.
Speaking to ABC13, Valdez-Saldana’s ex-wife, who said they were married for 16 years and had four children together, but he was not in their lives she said, and had not paid child support.
She said they stopped communicating after he started using drugs and alcohol, but is shocked of what deputies say happened.
Gonzalez said the man’s girlfriend was the mother of the 12-year-old and the 19-year-old. The older victim was the mother of the baby and was pregnant.