Woman, child killed in murder-suicide attempt at Ocala National Forest

Last Updated: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 8:43 PM EST

A woman and a child were found dead in Ocala National Forest on Saturday in an apparent murder-suicide, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

  • Woman, child shot and killed in Ocala National Forest
  • Man found with "self-inflicted" gunshot wound
  • Deputies believe the incident was an apparent murder-suicide

Deputies responded to an area near Forest Road 88, a few miles north of State Road 40.

A person called authorities at about 10:52 a.m. after finding two deceased people and an injured man. 

The woman and the toddler-aged girl both had gunshot wounds, authorities said. The man found at the scene also had an "apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound," investigators said. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition. 

The Sheriff’s Office has not released the names of the people involved. 

No other details were immediately available.