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HOUSTON The woman who was found dead in Lake Houston Tuesday died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest, the medical examiner said Friday.

Some residents of the Lake Shore Villas apartments on Lake Houston spotted the woman s body in the water.

Police said it happened at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at 19800 Atascocita Shores.When authorities got there they found it was a white female in her 50s who had been shot in the torso, according to HPD Officer J. Horn.

Many residents expressed concern Wednesday after the discovery.

It s frightening. We ve never had anything like that happen around here, ever, said longtime Lake Houston resident Connie Perwien.

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