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Texas man shoots his brother and fiancée after suspecting them of using witchcraft on him, police say
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Texas man shoots his brother and fiancée after suspecting them of using witchcraft on him, police say

Texas police say that a man shot his brother and fiancée after coming to believe that they were using witchcraft on him.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez told KHOU-TV that police took 23-year-old Wilman Sandoval into custody over the incident at the Coronado Park apartments on Fallbrook Drive at 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

Gonzalez said that the suspect's 17-year-old brother was shot and hospitalized in serious condition. The suspect's 26-year-old fiancée was shot numerous times and was in critical condition at the hospital. He added that both are expected to survive.

He said that the suspect's brother was trying to get the fiancée to safety when he was shot.

Police were canvassing the apartment complex to try to find witnesses to the incident. Gonzalez said that five family members lived in the apartment, but no other people were injured.

Gonzalez said investigators had not yet determined if the man had any previous record of mental illness or criminal behavior. Police were also able to recover a pistol at the scene from a family member.

Sandoval was charged with three counts of aggravated assault.

Witchcraft was also at the center of rape allegations against a Georgia man in February. 44-year-old Hassan Shalgheen allegedly threatened to call immigration enforcement on women that he had sexually assaulted when they came to him looking for his services as a "witch doctor."

Six alleged victims came forward to accuse Shalgheen of sexual assault. One said that the man forced her to pay $300 for her ritual "cleansing" even after he allegedly sexually assaulted her. Shalgheen, who speaks Arabic and Spanish, was booked into the Gwinnett County Jail without bail.

Editor's note: Reports conflict on whether the 26-year-old woman was engaged to the shooter or to the shooter's 17-year-old brother.

Here's a news report about the incident:

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Carlos Garcia

Carlos Garcia

Staff Writer

Carlos Garcia is a staff writer for Blaze News. You can reach him at cgarcia@blazemedia.com.