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Police: Mom drives into river

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Searchers pulled the bodies of a woman and her 9-year-old twin daughters from the water after she intentionally drove a car carrying them into a southwestern Michigan river, authorities said Tuesday.

Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Chief Karianne Thomas said two other girls had been in the car but were let out before it was driven into the water. Those girls told officers late Monday that a family member had driven a car into the Kalamazoo River. Their relationship to the woman was not immediately clear.

Officers found the submerged car at Verburg Park. Thomas said they initially found the 44-year-old woman’s body and one child’s body on Monday night, and the other child’s body was found Tuesday morning following a search.

Thomas said investigators were trying to determine why the woman drove into the water. They also were working to determine a precise timeline leading up to that point, and who else may have been in contact with the woman.

Names of those involved weren’t immediately released.

Boy, 5, dies after being shot

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A 5-year-old boy has died of a gunshot wound after two men abandoned him at a hospital in southeast Wisconsin, according to police.

The shooting happened before 2 p.m. Monday at a home in Kenosha, about 35 miles south of Milwaukee, authorities said.

Staff at the Froedtert South Hospital-Kenosha Campus called authorities after two men dropped off the wounded boy then left. Authorities have not described the relationship between the adults and the child who died.

Police said they have interviewed the men and recovered a firearm, but have not made any arrests.

Curtis Cannon told WISN-TV that the boy was his grandchild and that one of his two adult sons accidentally shot the boy. He said both sons drove the child to the hospital and left him there. Cannon said one son is the boy’s father, but he didn’t say which son shot the boy or describe the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

“Maybe they was scared to death. Maybe they took him to the hospital because they realized they (expletive) up, and they didn’t want the boy to be in pain or suffer. I don’t raise killers,” Cannon said.

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