Woman kills infant son before killing herself, police say

A woman stabbed her 8-week-old son to death Tuesday morning in Long Beach before taking her own life, according to police.

Officers were sent about 6:35 a.m. to the 1500 block of Park Avenue to investigate a report of a possible suicide attempt and found the baby and his mother unconscious and not breathing, suffering from stab wounds to their upper
bodies, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

Firefighters arrived and pronounced both Shane Ventanilla and his mother, 36-year-old Charlene Ventanilla, dead at the scene, police said.

"Further investigation found that the incident was an apparent murder suicide,'' according to a police statement. "Homicide detectives were requested and responded to handle the investigation.''

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