San Antonio, TX –Three young children showed up at a gas station by themselves in the middle of the night and told responding officers they believed their mother was dead at home, investigators said early Tuesday.
The children, ages four, five, and eight, showed up at a Chevron station located at Houston Street and Interstate 10 shortly before 3:30 a.m. on July 27, KENS reported.
When police arrived at the gas station, the children told them they were going to their father’s house because their mother “was dead” back at home, according to KSAT.
They then led the officers to their residence at the Antioch Apartments on Upland Road, KENS reported.
When police entered the family’s home, they found blood in every room, a San Antonio police sergeant told KSAT.
The sheer quantity of blood spilled throughout the apartment led them to believe they would locate someone dead, the sergeant noted.
When they reached the bathroom, they found a woman in her 30s lying in the bathtub, KENS reported.
She was bleeding heavily from three puncture wounds, according to police.
Investigators said they aren’t sure if she was stabbed or shot, KENS reported.
They also noted that it is unclear if her wounds were self-inflicted or if someone attacked her, according to KSAT.
Police said they received information the woman’s boyfriend had been at the apartment at some point during the day, but he has not been located thus far.
The wounded woman was rushed to Brooke Army Medical Center, where she was listed in critical condition, KENS reported.
The three young children are now in the care of relatives, according to KSAT.
The investigation into the incident remains ongoing.
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