Houston Police Department
Murder/Suicide Investigation at 6161 Reims #921

February 27, 2012 - Houston police are investigating a murder/suicide incident at 6161 Reims #921 about 1 p.m. on Sunday (February 26). The deceased victim is identified as Jacqueline Shaikh, 11, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds. The wounded victims are her sister, Vivian Shaikh, 14, and her mother, Maria Isabel Gorena, 43. The two surviving family members remain in critical condition at Ben Taub General Hospital.

The suspect, Sardar Shaikh, 47, fatally shot himself at the scene. HPD Homicide Division Sergeant W. Bush and Officer C. Sturdivant reported: Ms. Gorena called 911 to report a shooting at her residence, stating her husband had shot her and the couple's two children. She stated she believed the husband had also shot himself.

Responding officers found suspect Shaikh deceased in front of the residence with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. Officers found Jacqueline deceased inside. Paramedics transported Vivian and Maria to the hospital where Vivian is being treated for multiple gunshot wounds and Maria is being treated for a gunshot wound to the back.

At this time, investigators have not determined a motive for the shooting. Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3200.

JFC/VHS 2-27-12

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