A Kentucky mother has been arrested and charged with two counts of murder after shooting her two children.
Tiffanie Lucas, 32, allegedly shot her kids, ages six and nine, inside their Shepherdsville home Wednesday morning.
Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office said at 11:07 a.m. they received reports of a shooting with injury at the home.
A neighbor who felt something was wrong went into the house and found the children in a bedroom covered in blood and a gun was on the bed, reported WLKY.
When police arrived, both children were transported 30 minutes away to Norton’s Children’s Hospital in Louisville with gunshot wounds.
Tiffanie Lucas, 32, was charged with two counts of murder in the shooting death of her two children
A neighbor found the children in a bedroom covered in blood and a gun was on the bed in the Shepherdsville home
The two children, ages six and nine, died from their injuries at the Norton’s Children’s Hospital in Louisville
The kids went into surgery and as of 2:50 p.m. police said the six and nine year old had died from their injuries.
Lucas was arrested and charged with two counts of murder, and booked at the Bullitt County Detention Center at 3:45 p.m.
‘The investigation is in its early stages and once more information becomes available, it may be released. At this time, it appears all parties in relation to this incident have been accounted for and there is no threat to the community’ said the sheriff’s office.
An arraignment hearing for Lucas is scheduled for Thursday morning.
‘It’s sad, I mean what’s this world come to for a mother to shoot her two children like that’ neighbor Steve Steier told the local new station.
‘It’s devastating, I mean as a mother I can’t imagine thinking that’s the only way,’ said neighbor Amanda Mangis.