A Pennsylvania woman was charged with attempted homicide on Monday after she shot her two young sons, according to a report.
Trinh Nguyen, who is accused of shooting her sons, aged 9 and 13, and attempting to shoot her neighbor, was charged with three counts of attempted homicide and one count of possession of an instrument of crime, according to a press release from the Bucks County District Attorney's Office. Nguyen's sons are on life support until their organs are able to be donated, District Attorney Matt Weintraub said at a press conference on Monday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
"I have two kids, and this couldn't hit any closer to home," Weintraub said. "I've kept saying my prayers since I got the call this morning."
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Before shooting her two sons, Nguyen, 38, had approached her 22-year-old neighbor with a box of photos to give to her ex-husband at work, officials said. Nguyen then pointed a black revolver at his face and attempted to pull the trigger twice, but after the gun failed to go off, Nguyen's neighbor tackled her to the ground and disarmed her before she escaped in a Toyota Sienna van, according to the press release.
Officers from the Upper Makefield Township Police Department were dispatched to the man's home after the incident at approximately 7:05 a.m., where the man informed them of what had happened, according to the press release.
District Attorney Matt Weintraub discusses attempted homicide charges filed today against Trinh Nguyen of Upper Makefield Township. pic.twitter.com/8Gvx9J0AtV— Bucks County District Attorney's Office (@BucksDa) May 2, 2022
Nguyen's two sons sustained gunshot wounds to their heads, a neighbor and police officer found upon arrival at Nguyen's home. The boys were taken to Saint Mary's Medical Center to be treated for their wounds, according to the press release.
The mother was found after administrators from a local Methodist church informed police that she was sitting in her vehicle in the parking lot, officials said. After being taken into custody, Nguyen was transported to St. Mary's Medical Center, where it was discovered that she had taken narcotics in an attempt to kill herself, Weintraub said.
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Nguyen was denied bail by Bucks County Magisterial District Judge Michael Petrucci, according to the press release.
The Washington Examiner reached out to the Upper Makefield Township Police Department for a statement but did not receive a response back.