Three people were shot dead in a nursing home in South Texas, authorities said, before two more bodies were found in a nearby house.
The two incidents are likely related, officials from the Robstown Police Department said  Around 7 pm On Friday night, the authorities responded to an apparently active shootout at the Retama Manor Care Center in Robstown, Texas. Robstown is a small town about 32 kilometers from Corpus Christi and two hours south of San Antonio.
Upon their arrival, the police found three people dead – two men and one woman not yet identified – (19659005) Police Chief Erasmo added that the "threat was neutralized" when officials arrived after the statement , adding that "current information will be scarce because we are investigating a murder investigation and compromising anything that could hamper this investigation."
Two other men were found dead in a house associated with this shooting, Robstown City Secretary Herman Rodriguez said via Twitter.
Rodriguez added that a call from family members led the police to visit the residence of one of the nursing home victims, where two more men were found dead. The shooter was among the dead.
Rodriguez said the authorities believe the shootings are related but have not identified the victims or justified a possible motive.
"This is a profound incident that does not happen very often in Robstown." Rodriguez told KIII-TV. "We are a small community and many families, we know each other."
The Retama Manor Nursing Center is a mid-sized, for-profit, 94-bed nursing home, police said.
The Associated Press has contributed to this report.