This is SO heartbreaking! Christy Sheats, the mother who fatally shot her 2 daughters, actually called for a ‘family meeting’ before she opened fire on her family. Even more shocking — Christy, who suffered from mental illness, was a self-proclaimed gun-lover who reportedly owned 10 guns!
What a chilling turn of events! Christy Sheats, 42, who opened fire on her two daughters, killing them in cold blood on June 24, reportedly called for a family meeting before the shooting began. This info, released by Texas authorities, makes it seems as if Christy’s shooting spree was premeditated and that she needed an excuse to get her whole family in one room together — how frightening! The mother-of-two also apparently owned 10 guns and was an avowed gun-rights advocate!
A family argument is what apparently led to the horrific shooting on the evening of June 24, which took place at the Sheats’ home located outside the Houston suburb of Fulshear, Fort Bend County Sheriff, Troy Nehls, revealed. Christy is the one who reportedly called for the meeting that took place in the living room of the home.
The family affair was attended by Christy’s husband Jason Sheats, 45, and their daughters, Taylor Sheats, 22, and Madison Sheats, 17, according to the sheriff’s office. “During that meeting, Christy Sheats held up a gun and shot both girls,” the sheriff’s office announced.
Authorities have also revealed that Christy was an avowed gun-rights advocate who suffered from mental illness. She even believed that President Obama was out to violate her Second Amendment rights. In fact, back in January she posted a meme featuring a pistol captioned with the following message: “I have 10 guns. Obama wants 8 of my guns. How many guns do I have? That’s right, I have 10 guns.” Pretty scary, huh?
After Christy initially shot the girls, with her .38 caliber handgun, Jason and the daughters ran outside. Unfortunately Madison ended up collapsing and died on the spot. Taylor kept running and Jason ran to the end of the cul-de-sac. Christy’s next target was Taylor, whom she shot once more in the street. But after that, as a witness told investigators, Christy retreated back into the home to reload her gun.
Once she emerged from the house, she shot Taylor one more time. By the time officers arrived, police saw Christy shooting one of her daughters in the street. After Christy refused to drop her handgun, an officer fatally shot the mother. Taylor, who was actually set to be married to her four-year boyfriend on June 27, was then taken to a hospital where she died.
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