Law enforcement: Gunman shoots one and turns gun on himself

By Jena Johnson - bio | email

SABINE COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Two people are dead after an apparent murder-suicide at a deer hunting lease. Authorities said Michael Furney, 50, of Harris County was shot and killed Sunday afternoon at the lease on Highway 87 and FM 330 in Sabine County. The alleged gunman, Kenneth Cooley, 61, of Louisiana, then apparently turned the gun on himself.

A Sabine County Sheriff's deputy said alcohol was a factor in the crime. A deputy said the two men were longtime friends. Next of kin has been notified.

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