A man and two women were found dead inside an Irving home Tuesday morning, police said.
At about 11 a.m., Irving police received a call from a woman who requested a welfare check on her brother in the 400 block of Renaissance Lane, police said. The woman who called said she believed there may have been a suicide, police said.
When officers arrived, they saw a man outside the home who ran back into the house when he saw police. Officers said several gunshots were fired shortly after the man retreated back inside the house.
Officers then forced entry into the home using an explosive device to disable the door, police said. They found a deceased man and two deceased women inside.
Police said they believe all three adults knew each other, but the relationship between them is unclear.
The case is being investigated as a domestic violence incident, police said. Preliminary investigations indicate it may have been a murder-suicide.
Irving police spokesman Robert Reeves said during the pandemic, tensions are likely to run high as people continue to stay at home. October is domestic violence awareness month, and Reeves encouraged anyone experiencing domestic violence at home should contact the Irving Family Advocacy Center.
“If you know someone who is being abused, to be that advocate may save their lives,” Reeves said.
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