Deputies: Mother killed baby, shot self in Ocala

Published On: Jan 04 2013 02:18:19 PM EST

OCALA, Fla. -

A 20-year-old woman shot and killed her 6-month-old baby and shot herself in Marion County in a murder-suicide attempt that came to light after a family member noticed a post on Facebook, according to deputies.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office said deputies were called around 11 a.m. to an area near Northwest 45th Court in Ocala in connection with the attempted murder-suicide.

Deputies said the woman and her baby were taken to Ocala Regional Medical Center with gunshots wounds, and the child was later pronounced dead.  The mother was in critical condition, sheriff's officials said..

Comments

The views expressed below are not those of News4Jax or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus