HOUSTON – Police are investigating after husband and wife were killed and their 17-year-old son was shot Wednesday in an apparent murder-suicide in southwest Houston, officials said.
According to the Houston Police Department, officers conducted a welfare check around 12:25 p.m. at a home on the 4900 block of South Cancun Drive Wednesday. Officials said relatives asked police to check on the family after the son never showed up for a football game or practice Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. When officers arrived, they found three people shot, including two who were pronounced dead at the scene.
The son, who had been shot in the head, was transported to a local hospital in an unknown condition, according to HPD. Officials said he was critically injured but is in stable condition.
Police believe the shooting was a domestic situation between the 41-year-old husband and 39-year-old wife and it appears that the husband pulled the trigger. Officials said the family had recently relocated to southwest Houston from Fresno and had reportedly had an open investigation with the Fresno Police Department.
Police have not released the identity of the suspect or the victims.
This marks a disturbing trend in this neighborhood that saw another murder-suicide a few years ago.
“Seems like the neighborhood is cursed or something. This is really odd. It’s really weird, because of the times we’re living in. We’re seeing this more and more every day,” said neighbor Willanda Sykes.
Update: Suspect and one victim have been pronounced deceased at the scene. Second victim has been transported to an area hospital in unknown condition.— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) July 14, 2021
HPD homicide investigators will brief any media at the scene. Command staff and PIO are no longer en route. #hounews
Anyone with additional information, in this case, is asked to call the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.