- Associated Press - Friday, November 6, 2015

HOUSTON (AP) - Police are investigating the shooting deaths of a Houston mother and her 2-year-old daughter, whose bodies were found in their home’s kitchen.

Authorities found Veronica Mercado and her daughter Friday morning. Investigators say the two had each been shot several times.

Police are searching for the woman’s boyfriend, who has been named as a person of interest in the deaths.

Investigators say the home’s front door had been forced open. Inside, they found Mercado still holding her daughter’s body.

Police say there is a history of domestic violence between Mercado and her boyfriend.

Investigators say Mercado has two older children who were at school at the time.

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