Three dead in a Murder-Suicide Attempt in Mesquite – A man later identified as Marcus Vasquez, 32, killed himself after fatally shooting his mother and sister. Reports says that the suspect’s wife was able to escape the home to call 911 before hearing gunshots. Around 6 a.m., officers received a call about a shooting in the 600 block of Little Bend. According to police statement, the suspect’s wife told police that a man was inside the home with a handgun. She said she ran out of the home before hearing sounds of gunfire.
Wfaa8abc reported that when officers got to the scene, they tried to contact the residents inside the home, but there was no response. They forced their way in and found two dead and one person who had been shot but was still breathing. Investigators said that evidence indicated that Marcus Vasquez had shot and killed his 55 years old mother, Ronda Vasquez, and seriously injured his sister, 29-year-old Rayshell Vasquez, before turning the gun on himself. Rayshell Vasquez was transported to a hospital, where she later died from her injuries.