Authorities: Boy shot by his mother dies at hospital
ST. LOUIS (AP) —
An 11-year-old boy has died, two days after he was reportedly shot by his mother before she turned the gun on herself.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department said the child died about 5 a.m. Monday at a hospital. His name has not been released.
The shooting happened Saturday at a home in Barnhart, south of St. Louis. Sheriff Dave Marshak said deputies found a woman and boy with gunshot wounds. The woman, identified by Marshak as 49-year-old Tara Kelleher, was pronounced dead at the hospital shortly after the shooting.
Investigators are searching for a motive in the shooting.