Kids allegedly shot by their mother have died
NEW: Khmorra and Kaiden Helton passed away Sunday, May 21 at Dayton Children's Hospital. The Montgomery County Coroner is now investigating.
UPDATE: Dayton Police said the mother of two children shot this morning in a west Dayton neighborhood has been booked on two counts of felonious assault.
In an afternoon update with Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl, police released that the victims who are 8-year-old Khmorra and 6-year-old Kaiden are in critical condition. Biehl said the children were both shot in the head. A third child, 11-year-old Camaya, was inside the home at the time of the shooting but police say she is safe. Biehl said this is an isolated incident and police are asking anyone with information to contact detectives.
Investigators believe the shooting happened inside the home on Lori Sue Avenue, shell casings and bullets were found inside as well as a 9mm gun. Police say the suspect, Claudena Helton, has been charged with child endangering in the past, and Children's Services confirmed they did have an open case with her. They said they were working with Helton at the time of the shooting.
FOX 45 spoke with the grandmother of Helton, who identified the children. She said Kaden is currently not responding, while Kamora is responding a little bit, and that the family is there with them at the hospital.
Dayton Public Schools confirmed Kaiden was a former student at Meadowdale Elementary, but he had recently been taken out of school earlier in May.
DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Dayton Police say two children were shot this morning and found in the front yard of a home in the 3800 block of Lori Sue Avenue in west Dayton.
Dayton Police Sergeant Eric Henderson gave an update to reporters on the scene shortly before noon. Henderson isn't releasing information yet on who shot the children, but he did say a third child involved is safe. Medics were called to the scene just a few minutes after 10:00 Thursday morning.
The ages of the children are not being released at the time, but Sgt. Henderson says they are younger than 10. He says the kids were found by people passing by the home who called 911. It's not clear how long the children had been laying in the front yard before they were found. Henderson said the children were taken to Dayton Children's Hospital where their condition is unknown.
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Police say it's early on in the investigation and they will continue to give updates as they learn more information.