35-year-old mom and teen daughter both found shot to death in their apartment, HPD says

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Loved ones are mourning the loss of a mother and her 16-year-old daughter after they were found shot to death at an apartment complex in southeast Houston, according to police.

Family members identified the bodies as 35-year-old Leslie Reyes and her teenage daughter, Esly Jimenez Erzo after the tragic shooting occurred Saturday afternoon.

Officers with the Houston Police Department, along with officials with the Houston Fire Department said they were dispatched to the complex located in the 7500 block of Drouet Street around 2:15 p.m. after a call regarding a shooting.

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HPD investigators said a family member discovered the women's bodies after coming to the apartment to check on them.

When police arrived, they were met by a relative of Reyes and Erzo who said they went to the apartment after one of them didn't show up for a birthday party they were scheduled to attend, HPD Homicide Division's Sgt. Cullen Duncan said.

The family member told officers they entered the apartment through an unlocked door before finding the mother and daughter both dead in a bedroom from gunshot wounds.

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A family disturbance Friday night began ended with two relatives dead from self-inflicted gunshot wounds and two women injured.

According to police, both Reyes and Erzo were pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD's homicide department is leading the investigation. As of now, police have not named a suspect.

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