UPDATE: Victims in Longview's murder-suicide identified

By Molly Reuter - bio - email

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Longview police have identified the victims in what they are calling a murder-suicide.  Early Saturday morning, police responded to a welfare call in the 800 Block of Lincoln Drive.  When they entered the home they found three bodies with gunshot wounds.

Police say Ronald Smart, 62 shot and killed his wife Bonnie Smart, 54 and son Byron Smart, 32 and then turned the gun on himself.  The motive behind the shooting is still under investigation.  Police also don't know when the shootings took place.  Neighbors say they've noticed newspapers piling up outside the home since Thursday.