‘Bleak outlook’ for 10-year-old boy shot by his mom.

July 26, 2022

‘Bleak outlook’ for 10-year-old boy shot by his mom.

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A 10-year-old boy shot in the head by his mother Monday before turning the gun on herself is on life support with a “bleak outlook,” said Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast.

The 38-year-old woman shot her son before killing herself, July 25, shortly after 6:30 a.m. at a residence in the 2300 block of Baseline Road.

“I have been told that the decision was going to be made on how to proceed later today,” said Mast. “I was told he was on life support with a bleak outlook.”

Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the residence for a report of shots fired. “Upon arrival there, deputies found a 38-year-old female and a 10-year-old boy both with gunshot wounds.” The mother was pronounced dead at the “gruesome” scene. 

The boy was transported from the scene to Trinity Health Shelby Hospital and then airlifted by AeroMed to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.  

The mother suffered from mental health issues, said the sheriff. A friend called 911 after hearing gunshots from the residence while going to check on the woman and boy. 

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