Neighbors concerned about lack of information after double homicide in Bryan

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – Bryan police are investigating a double homicide in an isolated west Bryan neighborhood near the RELLIS campus.

A call came in to law enforcement around 6:30 p.m. Sunday about a car accident involving three people, including a baby. Once there, police found two people dead with apparent gunshot wounds. A third victim was taken to Saint-Joseph Hospital for treatment.

According to police records, the person responsible for the crime will be charged with the capital murder of multiple people. Neighbors living near where the incident happened were shocked to learn of the crime.

“It’s disturbing because you’re still in limbo wondering what’s going on and I have a 16 year old boy, he and his friends go for a walk there and just to go and explore nature and stuff and knowing that it happened so close to home, but if they had been there,” Brandy Cooke said.

Cooke is in one of the few houses in the area and she recognizes all the cars that belong to her neighbors. Lately, Cooke has noticed an increase in traffic outside her home. It’s confusing for her because the only thing after her house are empty fields and private land.

“Strange things are happening, seeing people walking on the road. And of course we’re in the middle of nowhere,” Cooke said. “There’s really nothing for people to be here walking the roads and dropping off.”

Since noticing the increase in traffic, Cooke said she also suffered an attempted break-in. This prompted her to step up security.

“We had to get surveillance cameras so we could keep an eye on what was going on,” she said.

Cooke said she never heard any gunshots on Sunday, but didn’t pay attention to them either, as neighbors live on hunting land and kill snakes in the area.

Police have not released the identity of the victims and say the investigation is still ongoing. If you have any information regarding the incident, contact the Bryan Police Department at (979) 209-5300.