A man commits suicide after killing his two kids aged 5 and 9.
The father identified as Chris has shot dead his two young children before turning the gun on himself, cops in Texas said.
The two kids, a five-year-old girl and a nine-year-old boy, were found dead alongside their father at a home in North Richland Hills, a suburb of Dallas-Fort Worth, on Saturday morning.
The mother of the children, who was unharmed in the tragedy, called 911 after the shooting.
The mother has been named by 12News as Rachel Dawson, while the children were reportedly named Luke and Bree.
Neighbors told the Star-Telegram they heard a loud bang at about 6.30am. Cops say they found the bodies just after 7am.
The family had not lived in the area long but was reportedly very normal, according to neighbors.
But a previous neighbor, from when the family lived in Phoenix, said there were ‘warning signs’ and claimed the father was abusive.
Ariel Borg told 12News: ‘He was very, very controlling of Rachel to the extent that after a certain point he no longer allowed her to be friends with us.’
Borg said the family lived in Arizona up until a few months ago.
Police spokeswoman Carissa Katekaru said there was ‘no history here’, adding: ‘We’re still trying to figure out why. I grew up in North Richland Hills and I would call this a pretty quiet neighborhood.’
She also said the incident was ‘crushing’.
Investigation is still ongoing.