Mayra Nunez shoots self, 3 kids in Denver

4:46 PM, Feb 6, 2013   |    comments
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By Blair Shiff

DENVER (KUSA) - Police are investigating a shooting near East 49th Avenue and Pearl Street where three people died, including two children, Wednesday morning.

According to Denver police, four people were shot, including one woman and three young children. 9NEWS has learned that Mayra Nunez, 23, shot her kids and then herself.

A boy and a girl were found dead in the home in the 4900 block of Pearl Street when police arrived, along with Mayra. Tony Nunez, Mayra's older brother, spoke to 9NEWS. He said Eric, who would have been 2 years old soon, as well as his 6-year-old sister Neveah, were the children who were killed at the scene.

One other girl, who Tony identified as 3-year-old Isabelle, was taken to Denver Health Hospital and immediately underwent surgery. She is still in critical condition.

Tony claims she was having an argument Tuesday night when he offered to come get her.

"No, no, we're fine, just a married couple thing," Mayra reportedly told Tony Tuesday. "We have our discussions like everybody."

Tony said his brother-in-law called and said he was staying at a friend's place Tuesday night.

"Maybe I should have [come to get her,] maybe I would have changed things," Tony told 9NEWS.

Tony said the family had recently moved to the area to find a better job. Neveah had just started school.

"I just want everybody to know that she was not a bad person or my brother in law. They were just like any other couple. They had good days and bad days," Tony said.

The medical examiner arrived on scene late Wednesday afternoon.

KUSA

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