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Woman and boyfriend killed in Texas football shootout

A man killed his ex-wife and her boyfriend during a football game in Texas, officials said, sending players off the field for safety.

The 42-year-old was watching one of their sons play football when he saw his pregnant ex-wife and boyfriend, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Armed with a silver gun, he approached them and shot them repeatedly in a parking lot near the Matías Almeyda training center, northwest of Houston, authorities said.

“I was on the bench. I was watching the game. I heard the first shot. I looked around to see what was going on, ”Angel Guerro told KPRC. “I thought it was like a crashing car or an exploding wheel or something like that. That’s when I saw the guy pick up the gun and started to shoot again (on) both the woman and the man. “

A chaotic scene of players rushing off the field and jumping over a fence for protection was captured in video obtained by KPRC.

The 35-year-old boyfriend died at the scene and the 28-year-old woman death in hospital, officials said. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office initially said the woman was pregnant, but this was not confirmed by a medical examiner on Monday, KHOU reported.

Within two hours of the shooting, the suspected gunman died in apparent suicide from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, officials said. He was found with a silver gun next to his body, officials said.

The medical examiner identified him as Lucio Estrada Molina, KHOU reported. The woman and man killed in the shooting had not been identified on Monday.

“I’m just surprised things are going like this,” Guerro told KPRC. “You don’t really expect a football game. “

This story was originally published July 26, 2021 6:16 pm.

Chacour Koop is a Kansas City-based real-time reporter. Previously, he reported for The Associated Press, the Galveston County Daily News and the Daily Herald in Chicago.