A woman died and a man was taken to the hospital by Life Flight after they were found suffering from "major trauma" inside a home in northwest Harris County, the sheriff’s office says.
Deputies with the Harris County Pct. 4 Constable’s Office and EMS responded to an unknown medical emergency at the home on 18900 block of Peralta Springs around 7:30 a.m. Monday, officials say.
When authorities arrived, the house was secure, so they had to make entry through a window, according to HCSO.
The wounded man and woman, who were both in their mid-60s, were found inside the house. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and had signs of trauma, authorities said. The man was transported to the hospital by Life Flight and was last reported to be in serious condition.
"As of right now, we believe that the male may have been the perpetrator in this instance. The male and female are husband and wife, live here alone. No other residents live here," said Sgt. Jason Brown with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Division. "Right now, we believe that the male may have attacked the female and then did some type of self-inflicted harm to himself."
Authorities say they are keeping all options open as the investigation continues.