Family of Four Found Shot to Death in Southeast Texas
A family of four were found dead yesterday in an upscale beachfront hotel in Southeast Texas.
Investigators are looking at the shootings early Monday at the San Luis Resort in Galveston as possibly being a triple killing followed by a suicide.
Galveston police Capt. Josh Schirard says the victims were a 37-year-old woman, a 39-year-old man and two boys ages 10 and 5. They were from Baytown about 35 miles north of Galveston.
Schirard says the family checked in Sunday evening at the upscale hotel.
Police were summoned to the 250-room hotel on the Gulf of Mexico after a guest in a nearby room on the eighth floor called police about 4:30 a.m. Monday and reported popping sounds.
Officers entered the locked room and found the man and two boys in bed with apparent gunshot wounds and the woman on the floor, also with a gunshot wound.
One of the boys and the woman were alive when officers arrived on scene and transported to a local hospital. Both would soon die from their injuries.
Investigators now believe that the woman, mother of the two boys and wife to the 39-year-old man, was the one who shot the other three members of her family with a 9mm handgun and then turned the gun on herself.
The man and two boys were found in bed with gunshot wounds while the woman was found on the floor.
Officials have yet to discover a solid motive for the alleged triple homicide.