The motive has yet to be determined behind this murder suicide at a resort in Galveston, Tx this morning. 911 received a call reporting hearing a number of gunshots coming from the resort’s eighth floor. Officers arrived to a room reserved by parents Flor De Maria Pineda Canas and her 39-year-old husband Mauricio Canas. According to People.com, after breaching the room, police found the husband and two boys — ages 5 and 10 — lying in bed, all with gunshot wounds. They also found a woman, “lying on the floor with an apparent gunshot wound to her head,” the statement reads. Investigators say the family, who lived in Baytown, Texas, checked in only hours before their deaths.
“Forensic data collected at the scene indicates that the female is believed to be the shooter at this time, and is believed to have killed her two children and her husband before apparently taking her own life with a 9mm handgun found adjacent to her body,” the statement explains.