Tx. Dad Murdered 2 Teen Daughters Before Turning Gun on Himself
Officials said both girls had died from multiple gunshot wounds
A 63-year-old Texas father fatally shot his two daughters before using the gun to kill himself, PEOPLE confirms.
Police in Mesquite responded to reports of a shooting just before 10:30 p.m Tuesday.
When officers arrived at the home of Raymond Haydel, they soon found his dead body on the floor with a single gunshot wound to his head.
As they searched the residence, police found the bodies of his two daughters, 17-year-old girl Natasha Haydel and her 16-year-old sister, Alexa.
Both had died from multiple gunshot wounds, officials said.
Natasha, PEOPLE learns, had graduated from Forney High School 10 days ago.
Alexa was a sophomore at the school.
At this point, detectives are still working to establish a motive for the double murder-suicide.
According to KDFW, Haydel and the girls' mother were no longer together.
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Both sisters were members of the high school band, the station reports.
A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to help fund the sisters' burials.
As of Thursday morning, it had raised $23,451 of its $25,000 goal.