Offiicals Say Couple Experiencing Marriage Problems

POSTED: 8:37 am CST March 5, 2007
UPDATED: 10:20 am CST March 5, 2007

IRVING, Texas -- Two children are dead after they were shot by their father during an apparent murder-suicide attempt, police said.

Irving police arrived at the family's home on the 3100 block of Roanoke Drive just after 6:30 p.m. Sunday to find 27-year-old Hector Rolondo Medina in the front yard with multiple gunshot wounds.

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Police said Medina's wounds were all self-inflicted.

Inside the home, officers said they found Medina's two children, an 8-month-old girl and a 3-year-old boy, both suffering from gunshot wounds as well. Both of the children were transported to Children's Medical Center in Dallas.

The girl died at the hospital while her brother remained in critical condition for several hours. Shortly after 10 a.m., NBC 5 reported that the boy had also died from his gunshot wounds.

Medina is still listed in critical condition.

The children's mother was not at the home at the time of the shooting and arrived at the scene shortly after police. There was no one else inside the home at the time of the shootings, NBC 5 reported.

Officials said that that the couple was having marital problems but that nothing had happened that would indicate actions of this magnitude.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, police said.