West Road shooting: Authorities investigating apparent murder-suicide in Harris County

An apparent murder-suicide is now under investigation in Harris County

According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, the discovery was made after authorities responded to a welfare check at an apartment unit in the 13000 block of West Road. 

SUGGESTED: Klein ISD teacher and son arrested, charged with recruiting juvenile students for prostitution

When authorities arrived, they found an adult male, believed to be in his early 50s, and female unresponsive from apparent gunshot wounds. 

Officials said both people were pronounced dead at the scene. 

Gonzalez said both of the adults were last heard from early Sunday morning around 2:30 a.m. as there was concern for both people involved. 

Officials stated the adults, who were married at one time, and divorced about a year ago, were together at the man's apartment. 

The woman's family made a missing person's report with authorities in Shenandoah, which led the investigation to the man's apartment. 

That investigation, Gonzalez said, led to a call for service around 10 or 11 a.m. Tuesday for an attempt to locate the woman. 

Gonzalez said the woman wasn't located after authorities arrived at the scene. Officials stated her cell phone was in the area at the time. 

FOX 26 Houston is now on the FOX LOCAL app available through Apple TV, Amazon FireTV, Roku, Google Android TV, and Vizio!

It wasn't until a friend of the male adult later came to the apartment, began probing a little more, was able to obtain a key, made entry and the discovery was made. 

It's unclear what led up to the shooting, but Gonzalez said initial observation showed the male shot the woman, then turned the gun on himself. 

Gonzalez added it appeared the two adults may have been there for a couple of days.

Officials added there was also a possible history of domestic violence between the couple. 

No one else was in the apartment at the time of the incident, authorities said. 

It's believed the couple has at least one adult child between them. 

The identities of the victims has not been released.