• The couple's 21-year-old son informed the police
  • When deputies arrived, he told them he had heard his parents arguing
  • In April, the cops had responded to the house after a domestic dispute was reported

In a murder-suicide incident in Texas, a man and woman were found dead Sunday with gunshot wounds inside their mobile home park residence.

Officers from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office arrived at a residence in the Redwood Estates Mobile Home Park of Palo Verde Drive after receiving reports of a shooting incident.

The police reached the scene and found the couple's dead bodies, following which they spoke to the duo's 21-year-old son. The unidentified son told the police he heard an unusual noise from the master bedroom and when he went to check, he found both his mother and father dead, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez wrote on his Twitter account.

The 21-year-old, along with his 11-year-old brother and a 15-year-old friend, were inside the home when the shooting occurred. Authorities said none of the kids were injured in the incident. The 11-year-old child was released to the custody of a relative who lives nearby, deputies said, CBS-affiliated KHOU reported.

The 21-year-old also told the deputies his parents had been arguing before he heard gunshots. A gun was found in the bedroom, and the murder-suicide was under investigation, the police said.

Meanwhile, Sgt. Ben Beall said the deputies had been called to the home in April after one of the couple's sons reported an assault at the residence, NBC-affiliated KPRC reported. At the time, the mother talked to the deputies and refused to identify her husband. She said no physical assault had happened, stating that they had only been arguing.

Last week in Massachusetts, a man fatally shot his partner before killing himself. Authorities said three children were inside the house when the murder-suicide incident took place. "At the time those shots were fired, the 13-year-old in the house took the 4-year-old child, opened the window and escaped to safety," Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. told local media at the time. "The 13-year-old was pretty courageous. He took the 4-year-old in his arms, opened the window, ran out the window to a neighbor's house and that neighbor called 911." When the Oxford and Charlton Police reached the home, an officer ran inside and rescued a 3-year-old child.

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