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Six people died in a shooting Wednesday when a father opened fire at a home in suburban Houston, authorities said. Four of the gunman’s children were among the dead.

The suspected shooter surrendered after a three-hour standoff with police Wednesday night.

“It appears this stems from a domestic issue with a breakup in the family from what our witness has told us,” assistant chief deputy constable Mark Herman of the Harris County Precinct 4 constable’s office told reporters.

Two adults and three children were found dead at the crime scene in the suburb of Spring, authorities told TIME. Another child died after being airlifted to a nearby hospital, officials said. One teenager survived the melee and later identified her father to authorities—warning that he planned to target her grandparents next.

Law enforcement officers and SWAT team members cornered the suspect, who was driving a silver Honda, before he…

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