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10-yr-old boy's 911 call released after mother shoots daughter and herself

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) - An 8-year-old Jeffersonville girl is out of the hospital after police say her mother shot her in the head, then turned the gun on herself. Police are crediting the girl's very calm 10-year-old brother with helping save her life by calling 911.

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From the transcription of the tape, it is clear the boy not only knew who to call, but what to tell them immediately following the incident on April 5.

Police: "Jeffersonville Police?"

Caller: "My mom passed out on the couch and she had a gun. I have no clue what happened."

Police: "She has a gun?"

Caller: "Yes."

Police: "Is she bleeding?"

Caller: "What?"

Police: "Is she bleeding or breathing at all?"

Caller: "I don't know."

Police: "What's your address? Sweetie, what's your address?"

Caller: "It's over at Hallmark Apartments."

The boy also had to keep his sister calm. During some of the calls, you can hear her in the background. Police said it was clear she did not know she had been shot. At one point, she told her brother she had hit her head. Though he clearly sounded scared with his injured sister and no conscious adult to help, the boy relayed to officers what his sister was telling him and what he could see around him.

35-year-old Melissa Combs was dead when police arrived. Both children are now staying with family.

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