New details have emerged in the story of a Sarasota, Florida woman involved in an apparent murder/suicide. According to the latest update by the Sarasota Police department, an unidentified, 35-year-old woman shot and killed her 17-month-old daughter, then took her own life. Previous reports suggested the child was 10-months-old, but authorities confirmed her correct age as 17-months-old. The shooting occurred shortly before 9:45 a.m., Sept. 1, 2013. The identities of the mother and child have not been revealed.
According to authorities, the child’s father arrived at the family home located at the 400 block of Old Bradenton Rd., in Sarasota, Florida, when he heard shots fired. He called 911, and police arrived at the scene. The child was transported to All Children’s Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
The investigation continues and a motive for the shooting has not been revealed. Neighbors have expressed grief and shock over the tragic news.
You may see a video report from ABC Action News here.