Houston Police say a 4-year-old child witnessed his mother being shot and killed. According to authorities, the child saw his mom killed in an apparent murder-suicide at a motel in west Houston.
Officials reported that the boy went down to the lobby around 12:30 a.m. and told the hotel staff his mother had been shot by a man. His mother, a 23-year-old Brittany Smith, died instantly from gunshot wounds.
A security guard was assigned to the room on the third floor, and when he knocked no response, he opened the door to find the woman and a man both dead from gunshot wounds.
Police could not identify the suspected killer but they said that they believe that he was “known” to Brittany.
The boy was not injured, however, he was transported to the hospital as a precaution since he was upset.