Fort Bend family shot in New Territory home

By LeaAnne Klentzman 

Screaming sirens and flashing lights shattered the early morning calm of a New Territory neighborhood as law enforcement and emergency medical personnel responded to a shooting call.

The 911 call for help was made shortly after 6 a.m. Monday morning by a teenaged girl who reported she and her family had been shot at their home in the 4800 block of Russett Lane.

As the teen struggled to breathe, she gave the 911 operator information about the shooting and directions on how to reach she and her little brother who was also shot and clinging to life.

As first responders arrived on the scene they discovered the 15 year old girl collapsed in the front yard. Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel said the teen’s parents and her 11 year old brother were discovered inside the home. The parents were dead. Yet, according to witnesses, both children were outside, and the deceased parents were inside the home. Both children were airlifted to Hermann Memorial by two air ambulances. Both have had surgery and according to Haenel, both are in stable condition.

Haenel did say that a handgun was recovered from inside the home but stopped short of saying that it might have been the murder weapon; tests are pending. No motive has been publically announced for the shootings.

Early Tuesday morning Haenel identified the female murder victim as Nikhat Kamdar, 37, the male deceased has been identified as Karim Kamdar, 46, Nikhat’s husband and father to the two injured children.

According to county and state records Ms. Nikhat Kamdar owned and operated a new daycare center in the 5000 block of Avenue I in Rosenberg; her husband, Karim Kamdar, owned and operated a convenience store in the 200 block of Lane Drive, just blocks away, also in Rosenberg.

Haenel said, “No information has been learned that would suggest involvement from a third-party assailant in this case.” In short, the neighborhood can rest at ease because the incident began and ended inside that household.

FBISD had grief counselors available at the children’s schools for as long as needed.

The case remains under investigation.

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