SAN ANTONIO (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – A San Antonio woman fatally shot her two children and her mother before shooting herself inside their North Side apartment complex, according to the San Antonio Police Department.
On Monday morning, the father of the children called the police when he peered in through a crack in the blinds and saw the bodies in two different bedrooms, the San Antonio Express-News reported. He had been trying to contact his wife.READ MORE: Texas Republican Lawmakers Lead The Charge For New Criminal Penalties For Election Activities
“According to the father, she had lost custody of the children very, very, very recently and this was the terrible end results of that,” said Chief William McManus. “Tragic beyond words. Two little children, a grandmother and a mother.”READ MORE: Airbnb Bans Unauthorized Parties In Texas During Fourth Of July
The husband told police the woman had no history of violence.
The chief noted police have dealt with instances of parents resorting to murder-suicide after losing custody of their children – dismissing any link between the shooting and stress caused by the coronavirus pandemic.MORE NEWS: Stimulus Check Update: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming Your Way?
(© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)