Mother shoots son before fatally shooting herself

WENTZVILLE (AP) — An eastern Missouri woman is dead and her son is hospitalized after she apparently shot him before turning the gun on herself.

The shooting in Wentzville was reported around 3:30 p.m. Saturday by the woman’s son, who told police his mother had shot him and then shot herself.

Wentzville police officers found the son lying on a driveway. One officer picked him up and carried him to an ambulance about a block away.

His mother was found inside the home, dead from a gunshot wound.

The boy was listed in stable condition in a St. Louis hospital.

Police declined to release his name because he is a juvenile.

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