Stepfather and mother dead, child wounded in alleged murder-suicide

- A man and woman are dead and a child is wounded after an apparent murder-suicide in southwest Houston, police say.

Officers responded to a call about a shooting in the 7900 block of Corporate Drive around 12:05 p.m. on Sunday.

Investigators say the mother went to take a shower and the stepfather followed her to the bathroom and shot her one time before turning the gun on himself. Police say the stepfather shot himself, the round went through the bathroom door and struck an 8-year-old girl on the other side.

The wounded girl and three other children in the apartment ran to a neighbor's home for help and that neighbor called police. Police say the girl was grazed on the side by the bullet and is in stable condition at the hospital.

Police believe this was a case of domestic violence.

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