Neighbors gather to watch as Fort Bend County Sheriffs department investigates a shooting in Katy, Texas on June 24, 2016.
Karen Warren—AP
By Melissa Chan
June 28, 2016

Authorities on Tuesday released the chilling 911 calls two Texas sisters placed moments before their mother shot them dead.

Taylor Sheats, 22, her 17-year-old sister Madison Sheats, and their father can be heard screaming, crying and begging for their lives in two of the emergency calls obtained by TIME. “Please don’t point the gun at us,” a male voice says. “Please put down your gun. Please don’t shoot. Don’t do it. Please, I beg you.”

“I’m so sorry. I promise you whatever you want, I will—“ he continues before suddenly being cut off.

The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office said two of the several calls they received came from shooter Christy Sheats’ two daughters. The first came from Madison Sheats.

Police said Christy Sheats, 42, convened a “family meeting” inside her Katy home Friday evening before opening fire on her two daughters. Christy Sheats’ husband Jason Sheats was also present in the living room but was not injured.

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