Hidalgo County sheriff’s officials say what started as domestic violence ended in gunfire that left two people dead and another person critically wounded early Sunday morning.
Deputies were called to a rural property northwest of Alton where they found a man and woman dead and another man with several gunshot wounds. Investigators say 34-year-old Heriberto Reyes had begun beating his common-law wife. But when the woman’s 23-year-old brother and a family friend arrived to check on her, Reyes pulled a gun and opened fire, killing 28-year-old Alejandra Salinas Herrera and critically wounding the brother. Reyes then shot and killed himself.