A 38-year-old man was charged with murder on Saturday relating to the shooting at a residence in Cleveland, Texas, in which five people, including an 8-year-old child, were killed.
Francisco Oropeza faces 5 counts of murder, San Jacinto County Sheriff Greg Capers said, The Washington Post reported.
10 people were in the house when the shooting took place. Three women, a man and an 8-year-old boy were shot in the head. The people in the house were members of the same family.
Five other people survived, including three children.
The suspect was the neighbor of the victims. He often fired his rifle in his garden.
On Friday night, the victims allegedly told her their baby was trying to sleep and asked her to keep the noise down, angering the suspect who was using his rifle.
Around 11:30 p.m., authorities received a call about “harassment.”
The adults were pronounced dead at the scene and the 8-year-old child died in hospital, according to the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office. The people in the house were family members, Capers said.
“It’s awful,” Mr. Capers said. “No one should ever have to watch that scene, the blood, the trauma that happened in that house.”
The children were taken to hospital and were not injured.
All of the victims were from Honduras and the suspect from Mexico, Capers said.
The shooter fled after the killings but is believed to have been around 3km from the house on Saturday morning, Capers said. Authorities issued an arrest warrant for Oropeza on Saturday, according to the news release.