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Agency had open case for mom who shot kids

A child welfare agency in southwest Ohio says it has an existing case for the family that saw a

Published: May 20, 2017 4:00 AM

DAYTON (AP) -- A child welfare agency in southwest Ohio says it has an existing case for the family that saw a mother shoot two of her children in the head.

The 30-year-old mother has been jailed since her arrest shortly after the shootings Thursday in Dayton. An 8-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy remain in critical condition. An 11-year-old daughter who was home at the time wasn't injured.

Police say the woman put the two children on the front lawn after shooting them inside the house, where a gun was recovered.

Prosecutors have not yet filed criminal charges against her. The Dayton police chief said Thursday the woman may have mental health problems.

A statement Friday from Montgomery County Children Services says the agency is "truly disturbed" by the shootings.


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