Mother fatally shoots disabled son, tries to kill self

Mother fatally shoots disabled son, tries to kill self
Police say notes left at the scene indicate the mother killed her son then unsuccessfully tried to commit suicide.

BEND, OR (KTVZ/CNN) – Oregon police say the mother of a 7-year-old boy is in the hospital with a "life-threatening condition" after she allegedly shot her son to death then turned the gun on herself.

Emergency crews responded to a report of an unconscious woman in a Bend, OR, home Monday evening.

When they arrived, they found 28-year-old Tashina Jordan and notes and evidence that indicated she had attempted suicide but was unsuccessful at taking her own life.

Investigators also found the woman's 7-year-old son Mason Jordan, who had cerebral palsy and hydrocephalus, shot to death.

They say Jordan's notes led them to believe she was the sole suspect in Mason's shooting.

A family member and first responders performed life-saving efforts on Jordan, and she was taken the hospital, where she is currently "suffering from a life-threatening condition."

When Mason was 5 weeks old, he suffered heart failure and two brain bleeds, which left him disabled.

"He's a miracle child. He wasn't supposed to make it," said Jordan in a 2016 news report.

Mason was a happy boy with a great laugh, according to a website for Sparrow Clubs, which helped elementary school students contribute to the 7-year-old's medical expenses.

At age 5, he loved reading, watercolor painting, listening to music and playing with his cars and trucks.

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