Father dies day after shooting daughter, self say authorities

By Holley Nees - email

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Huntington man died Thursday afternoon from a what is believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, after shooting his daughter say authorities.

John Bruce Thornton, 69, died around 1 p.m. in a Tyler hospital, according to Angelina County Sheriff Kent Henson.

Henson said Wednesday night that it appeared Thornton shot his daughter, Mary Ellen Thornton, 26, before turning the gun on himself.

Mary Thornton is listed in fair condition at the Tyler hospital.

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