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Mother, son dead after shooting in Phoenix

The mother and son were found Wednesday morning with gunshot wounds near 23rd Avenue and Rose Garden Lane.
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PHOENIX — A teenage boy and his mother are dead following a shooting reported Wednesday morning in Phoenix. 

The teenager was found by Phoenix police officers at an apartment complex near 23rd Avenue and Rose Garden Lane suffering from a gunshot wound. He did not survive his injuries. 

First responders additionally found the boy's mother who had been shot and transported her to the hospital. She has since died from her injuries, police said Friday.

The teenager has been identified as Gunther Saline and his mother's name is Christina Marie Watson.

Homicide detectives are currently investigating the circumstances leading up to the shooting. 

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