While the dad was pronounced dead on the scene, the child fought for his life in the hospital for two days but couldn't survive.
Trigger Warning: This article mentions gun violence and death by suicide which some readers may find distressing.
A man from Washington has allegedly killed his 6-month-old son and left his wife paralyzed moments before shooting himself. The incident took place on December 7 and is being described as a "tragic act of domestic violence" by loved ones, as per People. The police identified the gunman as 42-year-old David E. Stansbury, Jr., of Vancouver. The mother of the infant is not only grieving her son's demise but also trying to cope with her own condition.
Aubree is a talented hairstylist in my town. She tragically lost her 6-month-old child to DV as well as suffered life threatening injuries herself. She needs all the help we can give her. Support for Aubree Young https://t.co/LEXFBLbHaP #DV #domesticviolence— Emily's Frugal Tips (@EmilysFrugalTps) December 13, 2022
A 911 call was received by the authorities at about 3:20 p.m. from the woman, Aubree Young, reporting that her husband had just shot their child, shot her, and then himself in their North Salmon Creek home stated the Clark County Sheriff's Office. Deputies arrived at the home near Northwest 152nd Street and 4th Place to find three people on the ground with gunshot wounds. The accused, Stansbury, was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers performed first aid on Young and the baby, Kymani, before paramedics arrived.
KATU reports that Young and the infant were rushed to the hospital in critical condition. Kymani later died in the hospital on December 9 with his family by his side while the mother was left paralyzed in her legs.
As per The Columbian, Sheriff Sgt. Chris Skidmore reportedly said that there is no ongoing threat to the neighborhood. Authorities said that it was unknown if there was a recorded history of domestic violence in the family and did not give details regarding what could have led up to such a horrific event. They couldn't interview the woman due to her severe injuries. She was intubated and taken into surgery shortly after arriving at the hospital. The sheriff’s office Major Crimes Unit is continuing to investigate the case.
Wash. Dad Allegedly Kills 6-Month-Old Son, Leaves Wife Paralyzed Before Turning Gun on Himself https://t.co/BkRtrdSb59— People (@people) December 14, 2022
Rowdy Rusakov and his girlfriend Emily Edmonds who are in the neighborhood said that they remember Young "coming out with her newborn," reports KGW8. "I would not expect this to happen here at all or anywhere. It's just, it's sad," expressed Rusakov. "Everybody's really friendly and over the summer all the moms were out with their young children and playing," added Edmonds.
In a GoFundMe campaign, Amy Ruth wrote, "Some tragedies are beyond words and as much as we want to answer why no amount of detail will satisfy the question." Ruth has requested everyone to contribute in order to help Young transition to her new reality to accommodate her paralysis.
If you or anyone you know is a victim of domestic abuse, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1- (800)-799-SAFE (7233) or text "START" to 88788.
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