Infant boy found shot dead in pickup truck following mom’s failed suicide attempt, cops say

A Florida woman killed her 5-month-old son before unsuccessfully taking her own life on Wednesday morning, according to reports.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office said workers found the infant’s body in a pickup truck parked on The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island. WEAR reported that the baby’s mother is undergoing medical treatment for undisclosed injuries from the suicide attempt.

In a subsequent Facebook post, Okaloosa County police revealed that the infant was shot once in the torso. His mother, who they described as a 30-year-old local resident, suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Workers reportedly found her bleeding on the ground outside of the pickup truck.

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Police wrote that the mother is in stable condition.

Authorities have not yet identified the infant victim or his mother. An investigation is ongoing.

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[Featured image: Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office]