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Deputies: Baby dead after mom's murder-suicide Facebook post

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OCALA, Fla. (WOGX FOX 51) -

Marion County homicide detectives are trying to determine what led to the fatal shooting of a 6-month-old baby.  The incident happened around 11 a.m. Friday in a home at 4836 NW 45th
Court in Ocala.

Family members had called 911 to report that 20-year-old Melanie Reyes had posted a statement on her Facebook page indicated she was going to shoot her child and herself.  When deputies arrived, they found Reyes and her baby, Jonah Mendoza, 6 months, with gunshot wounds.

Both were transported to the hospital.  The baby died from his injuries and Reyes remains in critical condition.

Detectives are interviewing neighbors and family members to gather more  information about what happened before the shooting. A handgun was recovered  from the home and detectives are confident it was the gun used by Reyes in the  shooting. No one else was at the house at the time.

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