Police: Family of 4 died in Texas hotel shooting

(MGN Online)

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Police say the four people who were shot to death in a Southeast Texas beachfront hotel were family members.

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 in which the mother was the shooter. 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.

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