Two residents of a Houston nursing home have been killed and police detained a third roommate for questioning.

Sgt. Ben Williams said Wednesday that one man was dead at the scene while a second man was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Williams says a fourth roommate was apparently asleep Tuesday night when the other two men were attacked. The victims suffered blunt force trauma.

Houston police did not immediately provide further details early Wednesday. Names of the men who died weren't immediately released.

A message left with the Lexington Place Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in northwest Houston was not immediately returned Wednesday.