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CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston
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Investigators are baffled by the fatal shootings last week of a "quiet family" of four, including two young boys, at their suburban Houston home. (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Investigators are baffled by the fatal shootings last week of a “quiet family” of four, including two young boys, at their suburban Houston home. (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) Houston police homicide investigators have arrested one suspect and are asking for the public’s helping locating three others.

The individuals are wanted in connection to the fatal shooting of a juvenile male and adult female, as well as the wounding of an adult male at residence located on Westwick Drive just after 4 p.m. on Monday, May 13.

According to authorities, Bobby Austin, is the lone suspect in custody and charged with capital murder. “The same charge has been filed against a second suspect, Jerome Dewon Godine who is not in custody,” added HPD officials. “Two other males, Desmenn Demond Simon also known as “Torch” and Donte Earls also known also as “Tay,” are wanted for questioning in the investigation at this time.”

Two victims, Le “Lena” Nguyen, 29, and Brandon Vu, 10, were pronounced dead at the scene. “A third victim, Hoai Tranh Vu, 40, of the above address, was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he remains in critical condition,” added authorities.

“The three victims, Ms. Nguyen, Mr. Vu and his son, Brandon Vu, were found inside their residence. All had suffered gunshot wounds. According to witnesses, two unknown black male suspects were seen leaving the residence in a hurry and getting into a gray passenger car, possibly a Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The motive in this shooting incident is believed to be drug-related,” stated officials with HPD’s Homicide Division.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of the three wanted individuals in this case is being asked to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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