August 22, 2019

Skating rink shooting in Texas – six dead

Just another chap in America exercising his constitutional right to kill his family with a gun.

A man has opened fire at a Texas roller skating rink during a birthday party for one of his children. He killed his estranged wife and four of her family members before turning the gun on himself.

Police said that on Saturday, Tan Do, 35, and Trini Do, 29, were hosting the party at the Roller World Skating Rink in the Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie, Texas, for one of their two children.

“The couple had been involved in ongoing marital problems and it is believed that this led to the shooting,” police said. “Trini Do was among the deceased.”

Police responded to a call of a shooting at 7:10 p.m. Saturday. Officers found the bodies of five people; a sixth person — the suspect — with a gunshot wound to the head; and four other people who had sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Others who were killed included Trini Do’s sisters, Lynn Ta, 16, and Michelle Ta, 28; her brother, Hien Ta, 21; and her sister-in-law, Thuy Nguyen, 25. “It appears the suspect targeted his estranged wife and her family members,” police said.

The couple’s two children were not harmed, and were in the care of other family members, authorities said.

Tan Do was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

About 30 people were attending the party at the time of the shooting, but the roller rink was not open to the public, police said. Employees of the rink were not injured.