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3-year-old shot, killed in Uintah County; Mother also sustains gunshot wound

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Posted at 9:46 PM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 22:50:46-05

UPDATE: The mother has now been arrested.
Original story:

UINTAH COUNTY, Utah — A 3-year-old boy was shot and killed Monday afternoon in Uintah County, and his mother was shot and seriously wounded.

The Uintah County Sheriff's Office received a report of a 40-year-old woman and 3-year-old boy shot shortly before 2:30 p.m. Deputies responded and found the woman wounded and her son deceased on Glen Bench Road, just west of State Route 45.

The woman was treated on the scene, then taken to a hospital for further treatment due to the seriousness of her injuries, the sheriff's office said.

"To protect the integrity of the investigation," which involves processing multiple crime scenes, authorities did not release details such as the mother and son's names or who they believe shot them. They did, however, say they don't believe any suspects are at large and there is no threat to the public.