Mother kills child, herself at Phoenix-area hospital
MESA, Ariz. - Police say it appears a mother of a patient at a suburban Phoenix children's hospital took her child's life before taking her own.
Authorities say staff at Cardon Children's Medical Center in Mesa found a woman and her 5-year-old child dead inside the child's room sometime after 2 a.m. Saturday.
Mesa police spokesman Steve Berry says the mother had a fatal gunshot wound but did not say how the child died.
Investigators believe the mother killed the child and then herself. No one else in the hospital was threatened or harmed.
Berry says the child had been hospitalized for the past week but did not say why.
The investigation remains ongoing.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
String of car break-ins in luxury Baton Rouge apartment complex
LSU announces that students will not be required to get COVID-19 vaccines
Coast Guard suspends search for Seacor Power crew, volunteer diver weighs in...
Entergy finds solution for neighborhood with frequent power outages
Woman finds tracking device on car, state police want it back
Legendary Parkview coach Kenny Guillot passes away at 76
Southern Wins Third Straight Bayou Classic
White squad edges Purple in LSU Spring game
'We have a plan': Coach O quiet on how Title IX scandal...
Southeastern regains sole possession of first place in Southland standings with win...