A horrifying incident unfolded in San Antonio as a man and woman, believed to be in their 50s, were discovered in a cramped room by deputies who forcefully entered the residence on Tuesday evening. This discovery came amidst a day marred by a series of shootings in the Texas capital city, with suspicions that the violence may have originated from a double-murder in the San Antonio area.
Authorities from Bexar County have revealed that they suspect a man who was arrested in Austin on Tuesday to be responsible for the deaths of two middle-aged individuals. The victims’ bodies were found wedged inside a minuscule room located near Old Seguin and Walzem roads. Sheriff Javier Salazar described the scene as grisly and expressed uncertainty regarding the relationship between the suspect and the victims, despite Austin authorities suggesting a connection.
The victims, presumed to be a man and a woman, were discovered shortly after deputies arrived at the 6000 block of Port Royal around 7:45 p.m. The sheriff emphasized that they were already deceased, and the cause of their deaths remains unknown at this stage. Austin authorities have provided limited information to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) regarding the events that transpired in Austin on Tuesday. It is believed that the Bexar County victims were killed before the suspect fled north.
Neighbors described the family as quiet, residing in a well-maintained home, adding to the shock and disbelief surrounding the tragic events. Sheriff Salazar expressed his empathy, stating, “Nobody deserves to die the way we believe that they died.”
The Austin Police Department is currently investigating a series of shootings that occurred on Tuesday, which may be linked to the aforementioned double-murder. The incidents began with an Austin ISD police officer being shot in an unprovoked manner outside a campus on the northeast side. Later, a man and a woman were found dead on the south side, and an Austin Police Department officer was injured in another shooting. The suspect responsible for the school police officer’s shooting is currently in custody, but their identity remains undisclosed.
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