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Police believe murder-suicide in lobby of popular Houston hotel was not a random act

Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said a man shot a woman and then shot himself at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Houston.

HOUSTON — Two people are dead after a murder-suicide in the lobby of a busy downtown Houston hotel, according to police.

Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said a man shot a woman and then shot himself at the Marriott Marquis in the 1700 block of Walker Street around 4 p.m. Tuesday.

No one else was hurt and Finner said this was not a random act.

Finner said it appears they  knew each other, but the relationship is unclear. 

They arrived in different vehicles before meeting in the lobby, Finner said. He said it appears were checking into the hotel because they both had suitcases.

He said they were having a conversation when the man pulled out a gun and shot the woman and then turned the gun on himself. Witnesses reportedly didn't notice the man and woman arguing before hearing the shots when they were fired.

Police said they're interviewing witnesses and trying to identify the man and woman in order to notify their family members. Finner said the woman was in her late 20s and the man was in his late 30s.

Here's what the police said at the scene:

Raw aerial scene footage on KHOU 11's YouTube page: