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Police investigating fatal shooting that left mother and son dead in Phoenix

Dec 16, 2022, 8:00 PM

(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Police Department)...

(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Police Department)

(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Police Department)

PHOENIX — An investigation is ongoing as a mother and son were pronounced dead after a shooting in Phoenix, authorities said.

Officers responded to a welfare check at an apartment early Wednesday near 23rd Avenue and Rose Garden Lane when they found 17-year-old Gunther Saline with a gunshot wound.

He did not survive from his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The mother of Saline, 37-year-old Christina Marie Watson, was also found with a gunshot wound and was transported to a local hospital before succumbing to her injuries on Friday.

The Office of the Medical Examiner is still in the process of conducting its independent investigation, authorities said.

What led up to the shooting is part of the investigation.

No additional information was made available.

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Police investigating fatal shooting that left mother and son dead in Phoenix