Texas Cops: Man in Santa Suit Killed 6 Relatives
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Investigators in suburban Grapevine, Texas, near Dallas and Fort Worth, are trying to piece together the history of a family targeted in a Christmas Day shooting that police believe was carried out by a relative dressed in a Santa Claus suit. (Dec. 27)

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[Notes:Dec. 25, 2011][Notes:KDFW-TV][Notes:Grapevine, Texas]IN GRAPEVINE, TEXAS OUTSIDE OF DALLAS/FORT WORTH ... POLICE ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE HISTORY OF A FAMILY ... WHERE SEVEN PEOPLE DIED ON CHRISTMAS MORNING.POLICE BELIEVE THE SHOOTING WAS CARRIED OUT BY A RELATIVE ... DRESSED AS SANTA CLAUS.[Notes:SUPER: Sgt. Robert Eberling / Grapevine Police Dept.]SOT: They all appeared to be family members, they all appeared to be of the same race ...AUTHORITIES SAY THE SHOOTER SHOWED UP IN COSTUME ... AS FAMILY MEMBERS WERE OPENING GIFTS.A 9-11 CALL BROUGHT POLICE TO THE APARTMENT COMPLEX ... WHERE THEY FOUND FOUR FEMALES AND THREE MALES DEAD ... TWO HANDGUNS WERE FOUND AT THE SCENE.POLICE SAY THE APARTMENT WAS LEASED TO A WOMAN AND HER TWO CHILDREN ... AGES 15 AND 19 OR 20.THE SHOOTINGS ... WERE THE FIRST HOMICIDES IN GRAPEVINE IN MORE THAN A YEAR AND A HALF.LEE POWELL, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS(****END****) ANCHOR VOICE: -------------------------VIDEO PRODUCER: ---------------------------VIDEO SOURCE: KDFW-----------------------VIDEO APPROVAL: ----------------------------VIDEO RESTRICTIONS: No Dallas----------------------------------MARKET EMBARGO (S): --------------------------------SCRIPT/WIRE SOURCE: Texas-Seven Dead, 1st