Texas State students in apparent ‘murder-suicide’ said to be ‘close friends’

Two Texas State University students died Sunday in what authorities believe was a murder-suicide, according to city officials.

Authorities responded to a call early Sunday regarding two deceased individuals at a San Marcos home. The officers found one body inside the home with multiple gunshot wounds and another body in the backyard with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Matthew Pfluger, left, and Connor Shannon. (Facebook)

Matthew Pfluger, left, and Connor Shannon. (Facebook)

The individuals were identified as Matthew Bond Pfluger and Connor Patrick Shannon, both 24-year-old students at Texas State University, Austin’s FOX 7 reported.

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A friend of Pfluger and Shannon had discovered the bodies and notified police around 9:30 a.m. A city news release described them as “close friends.”

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A preliminary investigation indicated that Pfluger had shot Shannon multiple times inside the home before trying unsuccessfully to kill himself with a knife, the release said. He then went into the backyard and shot himself in the head, according to the release.