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Posted: Jul 1, 2014 12:25 PM

Updated: Jul 1, 2014 12:25 PM

HUGHES SPRINGS, Texas (AP) A father and adoptive son have been shot and killed at home in rural Northeast Texas, and a 13-year-old also adopted by the father is being held in the case.

Cass County Sheriff Larry Rowe said deputies on Friday found the bodies of a 32-year-old man and his adopted 12-year-old son in their kitchen. They were responding to a 911 call from his son's 13-year-old brother, who the man also adopted.

The 13-year-old is being held at a juvenile center in neighboring Gregg County. He has not been charged. Rowe says there are no other suspects in the case, and that a murder-suicide has not been ruled out.

Authorities did not identify either boy.

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