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Two children killed in hotel shooting, one suspect held

Published:Wednesday | June 20, 2012 | 12:00 AM

TEXAS United States (AP):

Police say two young children were shot and killed yesterday at a South Texas hotel. One suspect has since been taken into custody.

Laredo police spokesman Joe Baeza says an infant and toddler were killed in yesterday's shooting at the Holiday Inn Civic Centre.

Baeza says police went to the hotel around midday after receiving a call suggesting the children and their mother could be in trouble. After knocking on the hotel room door and identifying themselves as police, officers heard several immediate shots. Some were through the door.

Baeza says officers cleared the hotel, then entered the room and arrested a man inside.

He says the children's mother has not been located and the man's relationship to the family wasn't immediately clear.