HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A man and his wife were found dead Wednesday at a home near Hockley, according to authorities.

The couple was found dead at a house in the 24000 block of Bar Kay Lane, which is in the Ranch Country subdivision off U.S. 290 just outside the Grand Parkway.

Authorities said the husband called authorities around 2:30 p.m. and said he had killed his wife several days ago. He also said he was going to kill himself, authorities said.

When authorities arrived, the 58-year-old wife was found dead from at least one gunshot wound in the bedroom. The 58-year-old husband was found dead in a guest bedroom.

Authorities said there was a history of mental illness in the family and they had visited the home in the past.

Authorities asked people to avoid the area while they were investigating.

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