Two Lubbock High Students Among Four Dead After House Fire
The identities of the 4 people found dead after a house fire in Lubbock have been released, and 2 of them were students at Lubbock High School.
Lubbock Police originally responded to reports of shots fired in the 4100 block of 124th Street. This was just after 1 a.m. on Wednesday, October 26th. Officers arrived at the residence and found it to be on fire. Lubbock Fire Rescue arrived soon after to find the home completely engulfed in flames. The fire was extinguished a bit after 2 a.m.
Officers found 4 bodies in the home after the fire. They've been identified as 46-year-old Anjelica Vasquez, 18-year-old Felipe Madrid, 15-year-old Andres Madrid and 48-year-old William Boyles. LPD have classified the incident as a shooting and arson.
Lubbock ISD released the following statement after the identities of the deceased were revealed:
We are deeply saddened to share the heartbreaking news of losing Lubbock High School students Felipe and Andres Madrid in this morning’s house fire tragedy. The Lubbock ISD family sends our thoughts and condolences to their family and all those who knew them.
Felipe and Andres were both talented and beloved students, and a loss of this magnitude can result in a wide range of emotions as children and adults process their feelings. Lubbock ISD crisis counselors and therapy dogs will be on campus at Lubbock High for the remainder of the week, and available as long as needed.
“The death of Felipe and Andres Madrid is devastating news,” said Lubbock ISD Superintendent Dr. Kathy Rollo. “On behalf of the entire Lubbock ISD family, I express our heartfelt sympathy to their family, friends, and classmates during this very difficult time."