SARASOTA — Sarasota police say a mother shot her 17-month-old daughter, then turned the gun on herself Sunday morning.
Police spokeswoman Genevieve Judge said 35-year-old Sarah Harnish died at the scene. Her daughter, Josephine Boice, was taken to All Children's Hospital and later died.
A police statement said the child's father returned to the family's home in the 4000 block of Old Bradenton Road from a scooter ride before 10 a.m. and heard shots fired and called 911.
No one else was inside the home when it happened. Police said a more complete report on the shooting won't be available until Tuesday.