Texas Woman Kills Husband, 2 Young Sons Before Fatally Shooting Herself at Upscale Resort

Flor De Maria Pineda Canas and her husband, Mauricio Canas
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Texas police believe a 37-year-old old mother fatally shot her husband and their two young sons before turning the gun on herself in an apparent murder-suicide in a high-end Galveston resort, PEOPLE confirms.

A motive for the shocking killings has not been announced by police, who were called to the San Luis Resort in Galveston at around 4:30 a.m., according to a statement obtained by PEOPLE.

Callers to 911 reported hearing a number of gunshots coming from the resort’s eighth floor.

Responding officers arrived to find the room — registered to Flor De Maria Pineda Canas and her 39-year-old husband Mauricio Canas — dead-bolted.

Police could could hear “faint moaning coming from inside the suspected room and began to make entry,” the statement from the Galveston Police Department explains.

After breaching the room, police found the husband and two boys — ages 5 and 10 — “lying in bed, all with gunshot wounds,” according to the statement.

They also found a woman, “lying on the floor with an apparent gunshot wound to her head,” the statement reads.

“The female and one of the children were unresponsive but still appeared to be alive and were subsequently transported to UTMB where they were both later pronounced dead.”

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Chris Harris

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