Saturday, May 9, 2009

Two kids among victims of quadruple shooting in Liberty County

By Kevin Peters / 11 News

Two children were among the victims.

A 7-year-old boy was shot in the head and remains in critical condition at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. A 5-year-old girl and a 30-year-old man are also hospitalized with bullet wounds. Both are in stable condition.

Gale and Sheila Muhs, a Liberty County couple, were arrested and charged with aggravated assault.

Liberty County Sheriff Chief Deputy Ken DeFoor said Sheila Muhs is the one who called 911 to report the shooting.

DeFoor said Muhs claims she shot the victims because they were tearing up the dike.

The shooting happened around 9 p.m. in a remote area near the Timberlake Estates.

Gale and Sheila Muhs
Deputies said a 40-year-old man and his two children were in a Chevrolet truck and a 30-year-old family friend was following behind them in a jeep when they were shot.

The Muhs live near the levee and apparently believed the victims were trespassing on private property.

The victims drove the bullet-riddled truck to a nearby volunteer fire station for help.

That’s where Life Flight came to take the kids and one of the men to Memorial Hermann.

The 40-year-old father of the children was hit by shrapnel in the shoulder, but he refused treatment.

He went to Memorial Hermann to await word on the conditions of his 5-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son.

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