In what appears to be a case of murder by the husband led by shooting self, an Indian-American couple was found dead in their home.
The incident is of an affluent suburb in the US state of Texas, police said.
Police officers were called to the house in Sugar Land on Monday around 6 am where they spotted bodies of Sreenivas Nakirekanti, 51, and his wife, 46-year-old Shanti Nakirekanti at the scene.
Police is of the view that Shanti was found with a gunshot wound to her head in the driveway of the home on Pendergrass and Sheffield Court.
Police added that Sreenivas was found in the bedroom with a gunshot wound to the chest and a small handgun nearby.
Police said a preliminary investigation indicates Sreenivas shot and killed Shanti and then turned the gun on himself.
According to the authorities, their 16-year-old daughter was asleep at home at the time of the shooting.
She answered the door for the police when they arrived and told them her dad was not coming out of the bedroom.
She was not injured. The daughter is now in the care and custody of friends, Sugar Land city spokesman Doug Adolph said.