Two people were confirmed dead after a fire Thursday morning on the 400 block of Military Drive in Flour Bluff.
The fire was reported just before 9 a.m., and when crews from the Corpus Christi and Naval Air Station fire departments arrived on the scene, they found flames and heavy smoke pouring from the house.
Kiii News Reporter Brian Burns went Live from the scene with the details.
The eerie part for firefighters and residents was hearing gunfire during the blaze.
"I was in my room and I heard something popping," neighbor Lonnie Harris said. "I came out to look and saw a whole bunch of fire."
Once firefighters finished, Corpus Christi Police Department homicide investigators took over.
According to investigators, once the flames were put out, firefighters discovered two victims -- a woman said to be in her forties, and a man believed to be in his 70s or 80s.
Neighbors said they believed an elderly couple and their daughter lived in the home, but detectives have not confirmed that.
Police said that one of the bodies had gunshot wounds, but they do not know if those wounds came from foul play of from ammunition exploding in the fire.
Detectives said they have to sift through the debris one shovel at a time to make sure they recover all of the ammunition, both the shell casings and the unexploded rounds.
They also found the family dog unconscious, but were able to revive it. Once the pet was awake, it ran off, but has since been caught by Animal Control.
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