Man is arrested after 3 dead children are found in an apartment in Texas

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January 4, 2019 11:53 am

A man was known to be arrested in Houston on Thursday night, a few hours after a wounded woman and the bodies of 3 children were found inside an apartment, authorities told.

Police went ahead and responded to a welfare concern at a Texas City apartment at around 6:15 p.m. on Thursday and discovered 3 children ages 5, 2, as well as an infant dead. A woman had a gunshot wound on her head and was rushed to the hospital, where she's in quite a stable condition.

Before the arrest took place, detectives had told they are looking for a suspect who was identified as Junaid Hashim Mehmood. They described him as "armed and dangerous," and warned people not to get close to him if they see him.

Mehmood, 27, was arrested at about 25 miles away from the apartment complex where the victims were actually found. He was immediately taken into custody, Texas City Police told in a statement.

The cause of death for the 3 children is still not known . The suspect's relationship with the children is yet not clear.

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