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Sarasota mom kills baby daughter, then herself

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.

Sarasota mom kills baby daughter, then herself 09/01/13 [Last modified: Sunday, September 1, 2013 6:01pm]
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