Couple killed in murder-suicide at family home in northwest Harris County, deputies say

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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an apparent murder-suicide after a husband and wife were found dead at a family home Thursday night in northwest Houston. Investigators said the mothers of the victims, who were inside the home at the time, made the horrific discovery.

The women heard gunshots fired at the home in the 10200 block of Trade Winds Drive at Cloud Swept Lane around 8:20 p.m. before discovering the bodies of the 37-year-old husband and his 33-year-old wife in a room of the house, deputies said. Paramedics arrived shortly afterwards and pronounced the two dead at the scene.

“They’ve been married for about 12 years,” Sgt. Greg Pinkins said.

No word yet whether it was the husband or wife who fired the gun.

Deputies said the man and woman are the parents of five children, who are believed to be between ages 10 and 15 years old. Investigators said the children were not inside the home at the time of the shooting.

HCSO homicide investigators are still searching for a motive.