Colorado woman kills 5-year-old son, self

Posted at 2:31 PM, Mar 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-10 16:31:46-05

A sheriff in central Montana says a 41-year-old Colorado woman shot her 5-year-old son and then herself in a murder-suicide.

Mussellshell County Sheriff Mike Thomas says the shooting happened at a residence in Roundup on Sunday night.

Law enforcement and emergency medical services responded to reports of two gunshot victims. The woman and her child were taken to the hospital in Roundup and then transported to hospitals in Billings where they died early Monday.

Thomas says the two were in Roundup visiting family.

The names of the woman and her son have not been released.