Missouri woman shoots son then herself

9 months 4 days 11 hours ago Monday, February 12 2018 Feb 12, 2018 Monday, February 12, 2018 9:28:00 AM CST February 12, 2018 in News
By: The Associated Press and Cameron La Fontaine, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

BARNHART (AP) — Authorities say a woman is suspected of shooting and critically wounding her 11-year-old son before killing herself in suburban St. Louis.

KSDK in St. Louis reported the boy passed away in the hospital Monday morning from his injuries, according to family members.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the shooting happened Saturday at a home in Barnhart in Jefferson County.

Sheriff Dave Marshak says deputies who were called to the home found a woman and a boy who had gunshot wounds. They were taken to hospitals, where the mother was pronounced dead and her son was being treated.

Marshak identified the woman as 49-year-old Tara Kelleher. He didn't release the name of her son. Marshak says the investigation suggests Kelleher shot her son before killing herself. Investigators are searching for a motive in the shooting.

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