Mother shot son, then turned the gun on herself

Posted on April 5, 2009. Filed under: Florida, murder-suicide | Tags: |

Casselberry, Florida –  Marie Moore, a 44-year-old woman from Florida, has fatally shot and killed her 20-year-old son before killing herself at a shooting range.Marie Moore and her son Mitchell Moore were at central Florida gun range ‘Shoot Straight’ Sunday sharing a firing when Marie killed her and then herself.

According to Casselberry police, a security video at the range shows Moore, who seemed to be getting along fine with Mitchell, walk up behind her son and point a rented revolver to the back of his head. Marie then is seen firing a single shot, instantly killing her son.

She then turned the gun on herself. She put the revolver in her mouth and fired. She died later at a local hospital.

According to the family, Moore had a history of mental illness.

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