Monday, June 25, 2012

Harris County, TX: Husband and wife fatally shot in possible murder-suicide

A man and his wife were fatally shot at a home in west Harris County early Monday morning, in what deputies say is a possible murder-suicide.

The shooting happened about 6:30 a.m. at the residence in the 7300 block of River Pines near Village Lake Drive, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said the man and woman, whose names have not been released, were rushed to a nearby hospitals, where they were pronounced dead.

Deputies were dispatched to the home on a call about an emergency shooting. When they arrived, they had to force their way into the house, said Sgt. Felipe Rivera, a Harris County homicide investigator.

Rivera said deputies found the woman wounded, lying on the living room floor. The man was found wounded in a downstairs bedroom. A handgun was found in the bedroom, as well. Deputies said the woman called 911 to report the shooting, saying she had been shot.

There were no signs of forced entry in the home. Deputies were still in the process of investigating the scene, but it appears that the shooting could be a possible murder-suicide, Rivera said.

Neighbors in the area said the shooting was unusual for their neighborhood. They said it’s a quiet residential area.

“I’m surprised,” said 22-year-old Poleth Turcios, who lives nearby. “You never expect something like this.”

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