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HOUSTON - Police say two people are dead following a murder-suicide in northwest Houston on New Year's Eve.

According to homicide investigators, a woman fatally shot her husband in an apartment on W. Tidwell Road near Highway 290. She then drove to a family member s in Harris County where she confessed to the crime and shot herself. The woman was sent to the hospital where she later died.

Family members were notified by the victim's wife's family that she showed up at the residence and admitted to them that she had shot her husband, said Sgt. W.L. Meller. The family came over to the apartment and found it was locked.

With the help of the Houston Fire Department, officials gained entry to the home and found the 43-year-old husband dead inside, police said.

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