North Richland Hills father kills his two children, turns the gun on himself

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Police in North Richland Hills are investigating an apparent murder-suicide involving a father and his two children.

Police say the children’s mother was home when her husband shot and killed their 5-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son, then shot himself, just after 7 Saturday morning.

No one in the neighborhood seemed to know them, but they tell FOX 4 the family moved in just before Halloween.

Rosa Nichols watched police and paramedics respond.

"I've prayed and prayed for that family, and I pray that God has welcomed those little spirits into heaven." She said.

The mother was not injured but Nichols says she was taken to the emergency room because she was in shock.

Police have taken evidence from the home and are working to determine a motive.

No identities have been released.