The police are currently investigating the murder of two adults and three children just outside Dallas.

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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