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Breaking news: Victoria man wounds three family members, kills self

By JR Ortega
July 22, 2010 at 2:22 a.m.


A Victoria man shot and wounded three family members late Wednesday night before killing himself at their home on Sunset Drive.

Billy D. Mathis, 55, shot his wife, Wanda Mathis, 59; stepson, Jim Ray Kitchens, 38; and his granddaughter, Analisa Kitchens, 17; with a 9 millimeter handgun, Chief Deputy Terry Simons said, Thursday afternoon.

When deputies arrived, Billy Mathis was standing outside his home at 499 Sunset Drive, exchanged few words with the deputies, and then shot himself in the head, Simons said.

"It was a pretty classic domestic violence shooting," Simons said.

See Friday's Advocate for full coverage of this story.

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