Rachelle Grimmer, 38, shot her two children Ramie, 12 and Timothy, 10, in a Texas welfare office after a seven-hour standoff with police that ended with her taking her own life.
Grimmer was upset that she was denied food stamps, which led her to pull out her gun and shoot her two children.
According to the Associated Press:
The shooting took place at a Texas Department of Health and Human Services building in Laredo, where police said about 25 people were inside at the time.
Laredo police investigator Joe Baeza said Grimmer had recently moved to the border city from Zanesville, Ohio, about 30 miles east of Columbus.
Grimmer first applied for food stamps in July but was denied because she didn’t turn in enough information, Texas Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman Stephanie Goodman said.
This is a horrific story. It’s shocking to know things like this happen in our own country.