The police are currently investigating the murder of two adults and three children just outside Dallas. (Photo/Courtesy NBC DFW)

Police suspect murder-suicide in shootings of Texas family; 3 kids among victims

Police suspect the deaths of five members of one family — including children ages 10, 8 and 4 — found in their north Texas home are the result of a murder-suicide.

Navarro County Sheriff Elmer Tanner told a Monday morning news conference that the bodies of Israel Alvarez, his wife, Guadalupe Ronquillo-Ovalle, and their three sons were discovered Sunday evening by Alvarez’s father at the family’s home in Rice, Texas, about 45 miles southeast of Dallas.

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Each of the five victims sustained gunshot wounds to their upper torso, the sheriff said. A .22 caliber semi-automatic long rifle was recovered at the scene.

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