A woman and child were fatally shot Sunday in southeastern Missouri, law enforcement officials said.
POPLAR BLUFF — A woman and child were fatally shot Sunday in southeastern Missouri, law enforcement officials said.
Butler County Sheriff's deputies and the Missouri State Highway Patrol were called to an area near Poplar Bluff for a report of a shooting, according to a report by Cape Girardeau television station KFVS. Arriving officers found a woman and a child shot.
Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs said the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The child was taken to an area hospital and later died, Dobbs said. Police had not released the names of the victims and had not reported any arrested by Monday morning.
Autopsies on the victims have been ordered and were scheduled for Monday.