Police say Randy J. Horn shot and killed his spouse, his 15-month-old daughter, and his spouse’s grandparents after which, turned the gun on himself on the Delaney ranch in Polk County, Texas early Monday morning.
When authorities arrived on the farmhouse in Livingston Monday morning, they found two males lifeless inside the home and the three females, a child, her mom, and her great-grandmother, all lifeless exterior of the home. The Polk County Sheriff’s Workplace and the Texas Rangers are investigating.
However what is thought is that the deceased are Carlos Eugene Delaney, 74, his spouse Lynda Kay Delaney, 72, their granddaughter Ashley Delaney Horn and her husband Randy J. Horn, and the infant, Ranley Jo Horn, who celebrated her first birthday simply three months in the past. All had been shot by Randy Horn police mentioned, together with the gunman himself who apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Native Livingston, Texas family and friends early on recognized Horn because the particular person accountable for the slaughter of the household.
The Delaney’s ranch is just not an ostentatious ranch quite a household one with barns and horses, goats and Texas Longhorn cattle. Now it’s patriarch and matriarch are lifeless, their granddaughter and one of many youngest within the household, all slain.
Household and buddies are in shock.
Right here’s what it’s good to know:
Ashley Delaney Horn & Her Child Ranley Jo Horn
Ashley Delaney Horn was married to Randy J. Horn. The couple share curiosity together with a dart league, boxing and for Randy at the least, poker. A bar known as Gamers was the place he frolicked.
A sophisticated timeline of their relationship is intertwined with a earlier relationship for her and a earlier marriage for him. However based mostly on their social media, full of pictures of the couple and their baby, all the time smiling, it appeared a loving union.
Ranley Jo Horn was born on Nov. 10, 2017. The kid was simply 15 months previous. Her life had solely simply begun. However by all accounts, her quick life, based mostly on pictures shared by her dad and mom and different relations, together with her great-grandparents, she was liked.
Her father, Randy Horn, was within the behavior of posting about two issues on his Fb; his spouse and child, and poker.
Lynda & Carlos Eugene ‘Gene’ Delaney
Lynda Kay Elliott married Carlos Eugene in 1966. Lynda went to MS Smiley Excessive College. She and her husband, who glided by the title Gene, owned the home and land on the agricultural highway that included greater than 100 acres of pasture and wooded forest. The Delaney Ranch was a vacation spot for some. It had its personal Fb web page and pictures present the household internet hosting bonfires, and guests exploring the ranch and barns and tending animals there.
Right here’s an image of a number of the Delaney and prolonged household celebrating Lynda’s birthday on New 12 months’s Eve of 2016.
The couple was being mourned hours earlier than the names of the victims had been launched and in addition named the killer. This has not been confirmed by authorities.
Lynda was a artistic who crafted wreaths and offered them at native markets and to buddies through Fb. She was a doting grandmother and nice grandmother whose Fb web page is full of photos of Ashley and child Ranley.
Lynda’s household is devastated.
Carol David is Lynda’s sister.
“I’m in whole shock my household been murdered my sister her husband my nice niece and her 1-year-old daughter all shot and killed by the granddaughter’s husband then he killed himself…”
Persons are sending condolences to the household:
“I can’t consider (that) would occur to the household that I knew for years, sending prayers”