A West Virginia mother is suspected of killing her two children before taking her own life, WHSV-TV reports.
Around 6:40 p.m. Thursday, police responded to a home in Moorefield, West Virginia, after receiving a report of gunshots. When officers arrived at the residence, they found the bodies of 38-year-old Brandi Baker and a 9-month-old infant.
Another child was found wounded in the home and rushed to a hospital with critical injuries. The child was subsequently transferred to J. W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown but later died.
Moorefield Police Chief Stephen W. Riggleman told the television station that it appears Baker shot the children before she committed suicide.
A neighbor told WHSV-TV that he didn’t hear any gunshots Thursday evening, but he did later notice numerous law enforcement vehicles in the area.
“I was sitting there on the couch watching TV, next thing I know I see cops come through here and the ambulance and I see one pull into the road there, ran across the road,” neighbor Donald Davy told the television station. “She had something in her hand. I don’t know what it was, some kind of bag I reckon, and run into the house. Next thing I know there are about four or five cops here.”
Baker and one of the children – a 9-month-old infant – were pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardy County medical examiner’s office, according to WDVM-TV.
The Moorefield Police Department continues to investigate the deaths.
Moorefield is a small town of about 3,200 people approximately 130 miles west of Washington, D.C.
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