Deputies: Mother killed baby, shot self in Ocala

Marion County sheriff's deputies investigate shooting

Published On: Jan 04 2013 02:18:19 PM EST
OCALA, Fla. -

A 20-year-old woman shot and killed her 6-month-old baby and shot herself in Marion County in a murder-suicide attempt that came to light after a family member noticed a post on Facebook, according to deputies.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office said deputies were called around 11 a.m. to an area near Northwest 45th Court in Ocala in connection with the attempted murder-suicide.

Deputies said the woman and her baby were taken to Ocala Regional Medical Center with gunshots wounds, and the child was later pronounced dead.  The mother was in critical condition, sheriff's officials said..