DAYTON, Ohio -- (WXIX) -- A Dayton mother is in jail after police said she shot two of her children in the head.
The woman's 8-year-old daughter 6-year-old son are in critical condition with life threatening injuries at Dayton's Children's Hospital.
"This appears to be an incident that just occurred at this residence. It's an unfortunate incident anytime anyone is shot within our city, it's an unfortunate incident. It's definitely, It's hard on a lot of us dealing with two children in this incident," Major Eric Henderson with the Dayton Police Department said.
Claudena Helton, mother of three, is facing two charges of felonious assault and was booked into the Montgomery County Jail Thursday afternoon.
Helton's oldest child, 11, was home when this happened and she is unharmed, according to Dayton police.
Witnesses reported to police the mother took the two children from the home and into the front yard after the shots were fired. Police also said she was naked.