2 Missouri boys found safe after father accused of shooting mother, taking kids

CENTERVILLE, Mo. — Two children were found safe about two hours after authorities said their father shot their mother and fled the southeast Missouri residence with the boys.

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According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, an Amber Alert was issued for the children, 7-year-old Grant Baker and 9-year-old Carter Baker, but canceled just before noon Sunday when the boys were located, KSHB reported.

Jason Wayne Baker, 43, was listed as a suspect in the abduction and is considered the suspect in their mother’s shooting, but police have not confirmed if the boys were found with him or if the eldest Baker is in custody, KMBC reported.

The mother’s condition was not immediately known, The Kansas City Star reported.

Troopers previously stated that Jason Wayne Baker was heading south on Highway 21 in a cream colored Chevrolet Tahoe. They also believed a second vehicle was involved, KSHB reported.