Sheriff Botie Hillhouse Wednesday said evidence indicates the homicide south of Chandler Monday was not a random shooting, and he reported the father has died.
“I want to assure everyone that this was not a random act of violence,” Hillhouse said. “social media postings have people very concerned. We are working this tragic case day and night, and I want to citizens not to be afraid.”
He said his Office has received calls from people who are worried that this shooting was haphazard.
“The evidence shows this was a deliberate act,” he said.
On Monday, 17-year-old Beverly McBride was found shot to death in her home in the 20000 block of Woodridge West south of Chandler.
Her father, Gabriel McBride, 46, was found in the mobile home as well with a severe gunshot wound to the head. He was airlifted to UT Tyler hospital and was pronounced deceased Tuesday night.
Hillhouse said an autopsy will be conducted, as it was on his daughter, to gather further evidence.
The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, Henderson County District Attorney’s Office and the Texas Rangers are working the homicide case.