Shannon Paolini was shot five times while trying to flee the home and remained in critical condition on Wednesday. Her toddler was killed in the incident
A young mother is fighting for her life after being shot five times in a tragic murder suicide.
Shannon Paolini, 27, was shot while trying to flee her home in Fountain, Colorado, where her boyfriend Gammall Perez killed their son and then killed himself.
Thirty-four-year-old Perez and the couple's two-year-old son were found dead after a six-hour standoff with police on Monday.
The stand-off began after police responded to the report of a disturbance at the house around 2:30pm.
LaGuardia said: 'She came out screaming and yelling for help. He came
out shooting her. He came chasing her down, gunned her down.'
Police said both Perez and the couple's son were shot once.
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Paolini remained in critical condition at a Colorado Springs hospital at press time.