STAFFORD, Texas – Stafford police have identified the shooter in a mass murder-suicide that claimed the lives of three children on Tuesday.
Investigators say Fahad Mughal, 18, used a shotgun and an AR-15 assault rifle to kill his brother, Faheem Mughal, 23, and sister Rebecca Mughal, 15, before killing himself. Police say the children’s mother found their bodies scattered through the family’s home in the 13100 block of Venice Lane in Stafford at around 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Investigators say a motive for the killings may never be known, but there may have been tension within the family. Police say the children’s father, Jamil, had recently moved out of the house. Stafford police have responded to eight calls for service at that address since 2005, including disturbance complaints.
Dasleem Siddiqui with the Houston Pakistani-American Association says the killings sent a shockwave through Houston’s Pakistani community.
“The whole community is in sorrow and we are shocked. This is a big tragedy for the family and the community,” Siddiqui said.
A fourth child, a daughter, was attending classes at Houston Community College at the time of the shooting. Police say that probably saved her life.
Funeral services for the victims are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Houston’s Al Noor mosque.