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Man kills 2, himself at Houston auto shop

Dec. 29, 2017 at 11:01 p.m.


Man kills 2, himself at Houston auto shop

HOUSTON — A man walked into a Houston auto shop where he used to work Friday and fatally shot two employees before going outside and killing himself, police said.

The man, whose name wasn't immediately released, entered Bemer Plus about 4 p.m. and officers received a call minutes later about "a shooting in progress," Executive Assistant Police Chief Troy Finner said in a news conference.

Multiple people, including customers and other employees, were at the shop when the shooting happened, Finner said.

"It's very, very sad this time of year and any part of the year that we lose three citizens," Finner said. "I just ask our great citizens of this city to pray for each victim here and their families."

The motive for the shooting is not clear.

Police ID gunmanin murder/suicide

SAN ANTONIO — Authorities have identified a man who fatally shot his girlfriend before turning a gun on himself in her San Antonio home.

The Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office identified the shooter on Friday as Mark Edward Espinosa, 48.

Espinosa first shot 46-year-old Linda Vela and then himself in the San Antonio caterer's master bedroom.

Vela's 10- and 14-year-old sons were at home during the shooting.

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