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2 Dead in South Fort Worth Murder-Suicide, Third Person Injured

The third person injured in an attempted double murder-suicide expected to survive, police say

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A man and woman are dead and another woman is hospitalized after an apparent attempted double murder-suicide Wednesday morning in South Fort Worth, police say.

Fort Worth police spokesman Buddy Calzada said Wednesday morning that police officers were called at about 6 a.m. to respond to a possible suicide at a home in the 900 block of East Davis Avenue.

Calzada said officers arrived to discover one woman dead and a man injured from an apparent gunshot to the upper torso.

The woman was identified as 41-year-old Blanca Estela Rodriguez, and the injured man was identified as 41-year-old Cory Lashaun James.

Police said Wednesday afternoon that James, who is the suspect in the shooting, died from his injury.

A second 21-year-old woman who was also shot managed to escape the residence. Calzada said she's the one who made the call to 911. Wednesday afternoon, police said the woman is being treated and is expected to survive her injury, though details about her injury are not confirmed.

According to police, James and Rodriguez were in a dating relationship. The surviving victim is Rodriguez's daughter.

Police said detectives believe that the incident began as an argument between Rodriguez and James.

According to police, the surviving victim attempted to calm the situation, and James shot both victims and himself shortly after.

Calzada said the investigation into the shooting is ongoing. Officers were also checking to see whether any additional incidents have been reported at the location in the past, he said.

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