North Texas husband, wife dead in suspected murder-suicide; 2 others shot

A husband and wife are dead and two others are recovering at a local hospital after being shot in what Grand Prairie police are investigating as a murder-suicide.

Police were called at about 7 a.m. on Saturday for a shooting reported in the 2100 block of Spikes St.

Responding officers found four people who had been shot.

Jessica Velazquez was pronounced dead at the scene, along with George Velazquez Viera, who police say appeared to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Two others, a man and a woman, were taken to a hospital to be treated for their gunshot wounds.

According to police, George Velazquez Viera and Jessica Velazquez were married, but were in the process of separating.

Velazquez went to the house, along with a female relative and her husband, to get her things and start moving out.

While they were packing up her belongings, Viera reportedly pulled out a gun and shot the three of them, before turning the gun on himself.