4 dead in apparent triple murder-suicide

MGN

KATY, Texas (AP) -- Investigators say four people have been found shot to death in a Houston-area home in an apparent triple murder and a suicide.

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office says the bodies were discovered Tuesday morning at a house in the Katy area.

Sheriff's spokesman Bob Haenel says it appears a man fatally shot his wife and their son and daughter -- children under age 5 -- then killed himself.

Haenel says a relative of the victims had asked deputies to check on the family, leading to discovery of the bodies.

Officials are trying to determine what prompted Tuesday's shootings. Names of the victims and further details weren't immediately released.

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