- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Police say a man and boy are dead in what appears to be a murder-suicide at a Salt Lake City home.

Detective Greg Wilking says investigators believe the man shot the 8-year-old boy before shooting himself with an improvised firearm on Tuesday afternoon.

The child was taken to a hospital but died of his injuries.

Wilking says the child’s mother was also at the apartment near the Utah State Capitol and apparently witnessed the shooting. She wasn’t injured.

Police didn’t immediately release the identities of those involved. Wilking declined to specify the exact nature of the weapon used.

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