Two boys, nine and 13, are on life support after mother, 38, ‘shot them in the head in bed’

Two boys, nine and 13, are on life support after mother, 38, ‘shot them in the head in bed’

Two Pennsylvania boys are on life support after their mother allegedly shot them in the head in their beds before trying to kill her neighbor when the gun jammed.

The boys, nine and 13, remain hospitalized so their organs can be donated after they were said to have been blasted by their 38-year-old mother Trinh Nguyen.

Nguyen also allegedly tried to shoot her ex-husband’s 22-year-old nephew, who lives in an attached apartment of the family duplex.

Police responded to reports of gunshots shortly after 7am Monday and found the boys severely injured at the Upper Makefield Township home, NBC reported.

At least one of them underwent surgery but they are not expected to survive, authorities said.

‘Upon entry both boys were found still alive but in their beds with gunshot wounds to their heads,’ Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub said.

Two Pennsylvania boys are on life support after their mother allegedly shot them in the head in their beds before trying to kill her neighbor when the gun jammed.

The boys, nine and 13, remain hospitalized so their organs can be donated after they were said to have been blasted by their 38-year-old mother Trinh Nguyen.

Nguyen also allegedly tried to shoot her ex-husband’s 22-year-old nephew, who lives in an attached apartment of the family duplex.

Police responded to reports of gunshots shortly after 7am Monday and found the boys severely injured at the Upper Makefield Township home, NBC reported.

At least one of them underwent surgery but they are not expected to survive, authorities said.

‘Upon entry both boys were found still alive but in their beds with gunshot wounds to their heads,’ Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub said.

Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub said Monday charges against Nguyen will likely be upgraded to homicide given the boys are not expected to survive.

The woman had a pending eviction notice set to be enforced on Tuesday, local news outlet Courier Times reported.

The tragedy on Monday came amid a dispute with Nguyen’s ex-sister-in-law, Corinna Tini-Melchiondo, who was trying to evict Nguyen from the five-bedroom duplex.

She alleged she had failed to pay $11,000 in rent after divorcing from Tini-Melchiondo’s brother Ed Tini last year.

On Monday morning, police said Nguyen shot her children in the head before approaching Tini-Melchiondo’s son Gianni and giving him a box with photos for Nguyen’s ex-husband.

According to authorities, Gianni turned around and when he faced Nguyen she was holding a gun.

‘…but by the grace of God, the gun did not fire,’ Weintraub said during a press conference on Monday.

Gianni then wrapped her in ‘a bear hug’ and disarmed her before alerting authorities, Weintraub said.

Nguyen allegedly fled the scene before police arrived but was arrested about four hours later in the parking lot of Washington Crossing Methodist Church.

Church staff alerted authorities after seeing a wanted bulletin issued earlier. Weintraub claimed Nguyen was under the influence of drugs at the time.

She was apprehended and booked into the Bucks County Correctional Facility. Nguyen was charged with three counts of attempted homicide.

The children, found by an officer and Gianni, were taken to St Mary Medical Center in Middletown but it is very unlikely they will survive, Weintraub said.

Police said there was evidence Nguyen had attempted suicide but did not elaborate on what exactly they had found.

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