Authorities: Mom shoots her 2 children and kills herself

OSYKA, Miss. (WJTV) — Authorities said two children are in the hospital after their mother allegedly shot them before she took her own life.

Pike County Chief Investigator Chris Bell said the incident happened around 9:30 Monday morning in Osyka.

The mother has been identified as Shequita Stanciel, 43. It happened at their home on 5th Street.

The 17-year-old daughter ran to a neighbors house after being shot. He said she told him she didn’t know why her mother had shot her.

Investigator Bell said the 7-year-old is at Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital, and the 17-year-old is at Southwest Regional hospital.

WJTV 12 is working to get more information about the shooting. We will provide updates as we get them.

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