Two teen girls and their father are dead after an apparent murder-suicide at a home in Mesquite Monday night, police said.
Police responded about 10:25 p.m. to the 1300 block of Bradford Place for a shooting call. Officers found 63-year-old Raymond Haydel inside the residence with a gunshot wound to the head.
Officers also found the 17-year-old girl and a 16-year-old girl, who both had multiple gunshot wounds. They were dead at the scene, police said.
Investigators believe that Haydel shot both of them before turning the weapon on himself.
The two girls, Natasha and Alexa Haydel, went to Forney High School and were involved in band, the district said Wednesday in a statement.
"Yesterday, we learned of the tragic loss of two of our Forney High School students, and our hearts are broken," the statement said. "We extend condolences to Natasha and Alexa Haydel’s family and to our Forney Family. For any students or staff needing to speak to a counselor, our Forney High counselors are available tonight and throughout the week on our hotline at 469-762-4501."
A GoFundMe was started for the funeral expenses.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 is a hotline for individuals in crisis or for those looking to help someone else.