SAN ANTONIO – A man discovered an apparent murder-suicide when he went to check on his brother at a West Side home on Monday morning.
San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said the incident occurred in the 100 block of Enrique Avenue, not far from West Commerce Street and Hortencia Avenue.
The man went to the house because he hadn’t heard from his brother in a few days. He then found his brother and a woman dead from gunshot wounds inside the home, McManus said.
Police believe it may have been a murder-suicide, but did not say who they believe pulled the trigger.
“We don’t know that for sure, we’re still investigating,” he said. “But that’s what it appears to be right now.”
The names of the deceased have not been released, but McManus said they’re both believed to be in their 40s.
Family members who believed their relative was the woman found at the scene gathered tearfully outside the home Monday evening.
Their relative had been the longtime girlfriend of the man who lived at the home, and while they hadn’t received any official word from police, they believed it was her.
The woman’s family members described a tumultuous relationship between the two. Neighbors also told police and KSAT that there was a lot of fighting, and McManus said there were “a number of calls” to the home.
Veronica Moncada, one of the woman’s sisters, said the family was feeling “Very angry, very sad. This should have just been avoided.”
The woman’s family said the couple had a daughter who is less than a year old. She was with other family members at the time of the shooting.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.