Life support

Two boys, 9 and 13, on life support after their mother allegedly shot them

Two Pennsylvania boys were on life support Monday after their mother shot them in the head while they lay in bed at home in a wealthy suburb of Philadelphia, authorities said Monday.

The boys, ages 9 and 13, will remain hospitalized until their organs can be donated, a Bucks County District Attorney spokesperson said Monday evening.

Authorities said in a probable cause affidavit filed in the local district court that their mother, Trinh Nguyen, 38, also tried to shoot her neighbor in the head before fleeing in a white van on Monday morning.

Trinh Nguyen is captured. (NBC Philadelphia)

Nguyen was taken into custody around 11:30 a.m., about four hours after authorities responded to a 911 call from the neighbor, the district attorney’s office said in a statement.

Video of the arrest captured by NBC Philadelphia showed her in what appeared to be pajamas.

Nguyen was charged with three counts of attempted criminal homicide, authorities said. According to court records, she was being held without bail.

It was not immediately clear if she had an attorney to speak on her behalf. Court records do not mention any.

According to the affidavit, authorities were dispatched to a home in Upper Makefield Township shortly after 7 a.m. when a man reported he was leaving for work when his neighbor, Nguyen, approached him with a box of Pictures.

Nguyen requested that he give the photos to her ex-husband, who the neighbor works with, the affidavit states.

When the neighbor turned around, Nguyen pointed a black gun in his face and pulled the trigger twice, according to the affidavit. The gun didn’t fire, he said.

The neighbor hugged and disarmed Nguyen, who told him the gun was unloaded – although several rounds were found in the bedroom, according to the affidavit.

After Nguyen fled and the neighbor alerted the police, authorities searched his home and found the two children.

“Upon entering, both boys were found alive but in bed with gunshot wounds to the head,” Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub told reporters.

Authorities issued a “wanted” bulletin describing Nguyen as armed and dangerous.

She was found at Washington Crossing United Methodist Church, a few miles east of Upper Makefield, NBC Philadelphia reported.


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