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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Mother shoots son, herself

  • An eastern Missouri woman is dead and her son is hospitalized after she apparently shot him before turning the gun on herself.
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  • An eastern Missouri woman is dead and her son is hospitalized after she apparently shot him before turning the gun on herself.
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 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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