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Man kills ex-wife on Houston soccer field

Authorities say a man who shot dead his pregnant ex-wife and boyfriend in the parking lot of a Houston football park while children were playing in a tournament was later found dead from a gunshot. self-inflicted fire

HOUSTON – A man who shot dead his pregnant ex-wife and her boyfriend in the parking lot of a Houston football park while children were playing in a tournament was later found dead from a self-gunshot inflicted, authorities said.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said MPs arriving at the football park Sunday morning found a 29-year-old man shot and his 38-year-old girlfriend injured. Sgt. Ben Beall of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said the woman was taken to hospital, where she and her unborn child were pronounced dead.

The sheriff’s office said witnesses told investigators the woman’s ex-husband, 42, was watching one of their sons play football when he saw his ex-wife and baby friend in the parking lot, walked over to them and shot them both. several times with a revolver.

Authorities say the ex-husband then walked to his vehicle and drove away.

About two hours later, officials responding to a call about a possible suicide found a man believed to be the ex-husband dead from an apparent gunshot wound behind a house, the sheriff’s office said.

The names of the victims and suspects were withheld, pending confirmation from the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.