Police: Tucson Mom Accused Of Killing Her 2 Kids

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Authorities say a mother fatally shot her 17-month-old son and 4-year-old daughter and then injured herself.

Perla Morales was arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of two counts of first degree murder in the shooting death of her children.

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a mother fatally shot her 17-month-old son and 4-year-old daughter and then injured herself.

Tucson police declined to release the suspected motive behind Saturday night's shooting and declined to explain specifically how 25-year-old Perla Morales carried out her self-inflicted injury.

Investigators say 17-month-old Richard Rosovich Jr. died at his home, while 4-year-old Emma Rosovich was pronounced dead shortly after at a hospital.

Morales was booked on two counts of first-degree murder after she was released from a hospital where she was treated for her injuries.