2 girls killed, woman injured during domestic disturbance in Killeen

Two girls were killed, and a woman was injured during a domestic disturbance at a home in Killeen Saturday.

The Killeen Police Department (KPD) says that officers were dispatched to a home in the 400 block of Vega Drive around 11:12 a.m. March 12 to respond to a 911 call about a gunshot victim.

Officers arrived and found a 38-year-old woman suffering from a gunshot wound, who was immediately transported by EMS to Baylor Scott & White in stable condition, says KPD.

Officers then learned two girls were inside the home, both suffering from gunshot wounds, says KPD. The six-year-old girl was immediately airlifted to McLane Children's Hospital in critical condition and the 11-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene. The six-year-old later died from her injuries at the hospital around 12:20 p.m.

KPD says the woman is currently in stable condition and is expected to recover from her injuries.

A preliminary investigation has revealed that the woman and her spouse were involved in a domestic disturbance when shots were fired, according to KPD. Officers located and arrested the spouse, and he was transported to the Killeen City Jail. 

The investigation is ongoing.

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