Two males living in the mobile home saw three men enter their residence on Monday morning in Channelview, about 16 miles (25 kilometers) east of Houston, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez told reporters.
Gonzalez said one of the mobile home occupants escaped while the other fired a shotgun at the intruders, killing all three.
“It appears there was some type of gunfire exchange. The one with shotgun was able to shoot at the three males and they were all pronounced deceased here at the scene,” Gonzalez said.
There may be a fourth suspect who fled the scene, he said.
The homeowner who fired on the three men was shot during an exchange of gunfire. Gonzalez said he was in serious condition and was in serious condition.
“We’re going to have a lengthy follow-up investigation out here at the scene. Having three dead bodies inside a home is not something very common,” Gonzalez said.