Husband Turns Gun on Self After Killing Wife, Injuring 2 Others

Witnesses stated the two killed were going through a divorce

Two people are dead and another two are injured after a murder-suicide in Grand Prairie Saturday morning.

According to police, at about 7 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to a shooting in the 2100 block of Spikes Street. When they arrived, they found four adults suffering from gunshot wounds.

One male and one female were pronounced deceased at the scene and the other adult female and adult male were transported to an area hospital. The Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office identified the deceased as George Velazquez-Viera, 38, and Jessica Ann Velazquez, 36.

According to the victims' families, Velazquez-Viera and Velazquez were going through a divorce. While two relatives helped Velasquez move out, Velazquez-Viera returned home and shot all three, killing his wife. He then shot and and killed himself.

“When they told us we were surprised. We went there and they were already dead. We don't know if they were having problems," said Jessica's aunt Irma Monjaras.

Grand Prairie police said there was no history of calls for violence at the home.

"It hurts that someone lost their life over something senseless as a divorce," neighbor Dion Doyle said.

The two injured relatives -- a husband and wife -- were recovering Saturday at the hospital and cooperating with detectives, police said.

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