Police in Laredo, Texas, say a mother who was turned down for welfare benefits killed herself and shot her two children after a seven-hour standoff at a government social services office. The situation unfolded Monday afternoon. Investigator Joe Baeza says woman was upset because she had been denied benefits and took a supervisor at the office hostage. The worker was released and wasn't injured. Police were talking with the woman by phone just before midnight when she hung up and three shots rang out. What is amazing here? She took her own life and shot her two children before the stand-off ceased. That is quiet a remarkable skill, being able to shoot two children after already shooting yourself to death!