St. Louis police: Deaths of woman, child a murder-suicide

St. Louis police say the deaths of a woman and her 3-year-old daughter were a murder-suicide.

Police say 27-year-old Tiffany Owens stabbed her daughter, Taylor Johnson, in the chest before shooting herself once. They were found Sunday night by the woman's husband and girl's father when he came home. The mother was dead at the scene, and the child pronounced dead at an area hospital.

Police spokeswoman Erica Van Ross said the mother was known to have “some psychiatric issues.”

In unrelated incidents Sunday, three other people were murdered and two wounded in shootings in St. Louis.