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Police say a man has shot and killed two young children in a South Texas hotel room.

Laredo police spokesman Joe Baeza says the suspect is in custody after Tuesday’s shooting, but an infant and a toddler died of their injuries.

Police checked on the children at the Holiday Inn-Civic Center around midday after receiving a call from someone 200 miles away in El Campo suggesting the children and their mother could be in trouble. After knocking on the hotel room door and identifying themselves as police, officers heard several immediate shots, including some through the door.

After clearing the hotel, police eventually entered the room and arrested the man.

Baeza says the children’s mother has not been located, and it was unclear what relation the suspect had to the family.

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