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'Tragic Beyond Words', Texas Woman Kills Her 2 Children, Mother In Murder-Suicide

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.

"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."

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.

(© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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