Seymour teen fatally shot by grandmother

Photo: Seymour High School yearbook
Photo: Seymour High School yearbook

SEYMOUR, Ind. – The Indianapolis Star is reporting that a Jackson County woman made a hair-raising call to 911 on Monday, just before 5 p.m. Wanda Huber, 68, of Seymour, called and gave dispatchers her name and address. According to Seymour Police Chief Bill Abbott, she ended the conversation by saying, “somebody’s been murdered.”

When officers arrived on the scene in the 1700 block of South Walnut Street, they discovered Simon Huber, the woman’s 16-year old grandson, critically wounded. They also found the grandmother, dead. Wanda Huber had apparently taken her own life after she hung up the phone.

Simon Huber, a sophomore at Seymour High School who lived with her, had been shot one time. He was transported to University of Louisville Hospital where he died early Tuesday morning.

Autopsies are pending on both. The investigation is continuing.

The Indy Star says the boy’s parents had divorced and the Seymour Police Department believes Wanda Huber was the teen’s guardian. Simon Huber’s father lives in Seymour and his mother lives in Columbus.

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