An 11 year-old boy shot his grandmother dead before killing himself after being asked to clean his room, officials say.
Yvonne Woodard, 65, was killed by the youngster, who has not been named, after he stubbornly refused to tidy his room and pick up after himself at his grandparents’ home in Litchfield Park, Arizona, Saturday.
He came up behind Woodard and her husband Doyle Hebert as they sat on a couch of their large ranch-style house watching TV and blasted the elderly lady in the back of the head.
The scene in Litchfield Park, Arizona, Saturday after an 11 year-old boy shot his grandmother dead before turning the gun on himself (Picture: Fox10)Hebert, who was not shot, ran after the boy, only to hear the youngster pull the triger and end his own life, Fox10 reported.
He then retrieved the gun and called 911, before trying to save his wife’s life.
Gaping hole in ozone layer ‘is healing itself’ scientists sayHebert and Woodward had full custody of the boy, with the gun used in the shooting belonging to Hebert.
Shocked neighbors said Hebert, Woodard and their grandson gave the appearance of being a normal family.
One local told Fox10: ‘It’s such a tragedy. You don’t know what’s gone through that kid’s mind. ‘
Neighbors said Hebert, Woodard and their grandson gave the appearance of being a normal family – and said they were distraught to hear of Saturday’s shooting (Picture: Fox10)
A spokesman for Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office told ABC15: ‘In the preliminary stages of this investigation there had been no previous signs that the grandson might harm someone or himself and there was no cause for concern prior to this event.’
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