SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police say a 38-year-old woman suspected of shooting and killing her children, her mother and herself recently had been ordered by a court to give up those children.
According to San Antonio Police Chief William McManus, the woman shot her two kids, a 3-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl, and her 68-year-old mother Monday morning in an apartment in the Sedona Ranch complex in the 17600 block of Henderson Pass.
The woman, who has not been identified by authorities, recently lost custody of her children, McManus said.
“She recently lost custody. Very recently lost custody of the two children,” McManus said. “(She) killed both children, her mother and then herself.”
The father of the kids had been trying to reach the mother for an unknown amount of time. He showed up at the apartment complex, peeked in through the blinds and found their bodies, McManus said.
Police were not able to determine right away exactly when the shootings happened, but the father called 911 around 8:30 a.m.
McManus said investigators were talking to neighbors, both in the hope of getting more information and calming their fears.
No names have been released yet.