Woman, 63, charged with murder in shooting death of sister

Carrie Burns, 63, was booked in the Kerr County Jail

Mugshot for Carrie Burns (Kerr County Sheriff's Office)

KERRVILLE, Texas – A woman was arrested in Kerrville early Tuesday after allegedly shooting and killing her sister.

Carrie Burns, 63, is charged with murder.

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According to the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a 911 call at 4:22 a.m. for a shooting in the 100 block of Hilltop Drive.

Christy Burns, 61, was found with a single gunshot wound to her chest. She was pronounced deceased at a hospital.

KCSO did not give any details about a possible motive for the shooting. The case remains under investigation.

Carrie Burns was booked into the Kerr County Jail. Her bond is set at $30,000.


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