Two children dead in double homicide
Web Producer: Taylor Avey
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Tucson police say two young children are dead and their wounded mother appears to have caused their deaths.
Just after 7:00 p.m. Saturday, the Tucson Police Department received a call about a shooting in the 900 block of west Calle Colado, according to Sgt. Maria Hawke with TPD.
After arriving on scene, officers discovered that 17-month-old Richard Rosovich Jr. and 4-year-old Emma Rosovich were suffering from injuries caused by gun shot.
The children's mother, 25-year-old Perla Morales was also suffering from gun shot wounds.
Emergency responders from the Tucson Fire Department responded to the scene to provide medical treatment, but the 17-month-old male child was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Hawke.
The 4-year-old female child was taken to the hospital where she ultimately succumbed to her injuries.
Investigators believe the young mother, who was home alone with the children Saturday evening, grabbed a handgun and shot both of the children, according to Hawke.
She appeared to have shot herself as well, but her injuries were not life-threatening.
Morales was released from the hospital and has been arrested and booked into the Pima County jail on two counts of first-degree murder, according to Hawke.
No other people are considered suspects at this point in the investigation.
Tucson Police are withholding the mother's motive for shooting the children for investigative reasons, according to Hawke.