ORANGE COUNTY, Ind. (WHAS11) – Authorities are investigating after a grandmother allegedly shot her grandson before turning the gun on herself.
Officials with the Seymour Police department say the incident happened just before 5 p.m. Monday.
A preliminary investigation reveals that Wanda Huber shot her 15-year-old grandson Simon Huber and turned the gun on herself.
Huber was pronounced dead at the scene while Simon died at University of Louisville Hospital.
Both of the victims were found in the back of the residence.
Officials said it appeared Huber was Simon’s caregiver.
Jean Hildreth lived next door to Wanda for 45 years. She says she hadn't heard of any problems between Wanda and Simon until police arrived at their home Monday night.
"I am still in shock. I really am. It's just unbelievable," she said.
An autopsy on Wanda Huber was done Monday. The results are pending. An autopsy on Simon will be done Wednesday.
Police do plan to talk to neighbors again to gather more information into their relationship.
Seymour High School Principal Greg Prange released a statement:
“I received notification last night on what had happened and notified my staff of the status as of 9:00 p.m. last night. This morning we received official word that he had passed away from central office via SPD after school had already started. I notified the staff via email and am made an announcement at 10.. We have counselors in student services that have been ready to assist students. Local clergy were also on campus. Several students came down and took advantage of the opportunities to meet and grieve together. A few students were sent home. More information will be shared after arrangements have been made. Simon was a quiet, well liked young man who had many friends. He was a wonderful student and an asset to Seymour High School. He will be sorely missed by all.”
The investigation is ongoing.