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31-year-old man critical after shooting mother, self — police

By Rana Husseini - Aug 16,2014 - Last updated at Aug 16,2014

AMMAN — A 31-year-old man, who allegedly shot and killed his mother following a domestic dispute, then turned the weapon on himself on Friday, is listed in critical condition at a hospital in Irbid, official sources said on Saturday.

The 69-year-old victim was shot once with a pump-action rifle at her home in Irbid, 80km north of Amman, a senior official source said.

The suspect then reportedly turned the weapon on himself and fired one bullet to his head, the source added.

Both mother and son were rushed to a nearby hospital, where the woman was declared dead on arrival and the suspect was listed in critical condition, according to the source.

Initial police investigation showed that the suspect had an argument with his mother at her home and “reportedly shot her with a pump-action rifle”, another official source said.

The suspect then attempted to end his life and used the same weapon to shoot himself, the source added.

Pathologist Ali Shotar performed an autopsy on the victim and determined that she died of a bullet wound to the stomach, a medical source told The Jordan Times.

Public Security Department Spokesperson Maj. Amer Sartawi said the suspect “is still hospitalised in critical condition”.

“Investigators are waiting for the suspect to recover to learn more about the shooting incident,” Sartawi told The Jordan Times.

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