Houston woman identified as shooter in triple murder-suicide

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A mother of three has been identified as the apparent shooter in Friday’s bizarre triple murder-suicide. 

Dekitta Holmes, 29, was recently divorced and had been out of work for about a year when she apparently went on a shooting spree that spanned three scenes in two counties, family said Sunday.

Houston police had a gruesome discovery when they showed up for a welfare check just after 7 a.m. Friday at a modest home on Mount Pleasant. Holmes and her stepfather were both found shot to death, and Holmes’ mother was critically wounded. 

A few doors down, police found another shooting victim at a home where neighbors said the suspected shooter had been living for about a month. 

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Then, just before 10 a.m., Fort Bend County deputies found the body of Carolyn Jean Holmes, 48, in a Fresno home.

On Sunday, the Harris County medical examiner confirmed Dekitta Holmes’ death. 

As news of the slayings spread online, friends and family mourned the deaths. 

“I never would’ve thought this could’ve happened, she seemed like such a sweetheart,” one Facebook user said of Holmes. 

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“Never saw this at all,” said a woman who worked with her. 

On Sunday, her surviving family put up a GoFundMe page to support the daughter and two sons she left behind.

“They will need the help of the community to make sure they are not scarred by this event,” the page notes.

“Also, Dekitta did not have life insurance, and the children deserve to see their mother with pride. I know we can all come together in this time of need.”

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