Man Finds Out on Facebook That Father Allegedly Shot Himself, Mom and Brother

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Crime scene tape and red balloons outside the Route 91 festival venue after a gunman killed more than 50 people and wounded more than 200 others when he opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas on October 3, 2017. A man in Texas found out that his father allegedly shot his mother and brother when he was looking at Facebook before work. MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

While getting ready to leave for work, a Texas man saw a familiar address in the comments section of a Facebook post about a man who allegedly shot himself, his wife and his son and realized it was his own family.

On Thursday night, several people in a Tomball, Texas, neighborhood called 911 to report hearing multiple gunshots. When officers arrived, the Houston Chronicle, reported they found the wife, identified as Kathy Jacobson, and the son, Chris Jacobson, suffering from gunshot wounds.

Since they suspected the shooter could still be inside, the Tomball Police Department called the Harris County Sheriff's Department and requested a SWAT team. Newsweek reached out to the Harris County Sheriff's Office but did not receive a response in time for publication.

After setting up a perimeter to search, the SWAT team found the father, who was identified by the couple's other son, James Jacobson, as Jeril Jacobson, deceased, the Tomball Police Department told Newsweek. News of the shooting spread on Facebook and about four hours after officers were called to the scene, James was getting up for work. While perusing Facebook, he told KTRK he saw news of the shooting and his family's address in the comments section.

"Well no one gets along," James told KHOU. "But my momma, Chris and dad, they just clashed a lot. And you know, this is by far the worst."

He explained to KPRC that he had a good childhood, but as his parents, who got married at 18 years old, aged, tensions arose and there were conflicts between them.

"Since [my father] was so ill, everything bothered him," Jacobson told KPRC. "I could see it coming, but not this. I could see somebody going to jail but not [this]."

Tomball Police Lieutenant Brandon Patin told KTRK that when SWAT arrived, they assessed the situation and immediately noticed the deceased suspect. One victim was taken by an ambulance to a nearby hospital and another was transported to the hospital via Life Flight. The conditions of the victims are unknown, but KTRK reported Kathy was shot once and Chris was shot multiple times.

"It sucks. I don't have a father no more. He's gone," James told KTRK.

Police said the shooting occurred around 10 p.m. CST and told KHOU it believes the father was responsible for shooting his wife and son, however, they are still investigating the situation. Officers said they responded to the home numerous times in the past for domestic disputes.