Further investigation in to this morning’s death of the 7-year old female has led investigators to consider the mother as the possible suspect in the child’s death. The mother has made statements creating a reasonable belief of her involvement. The child’s death was a result of gunshot wounds. The exact reason for the child’s death is not certain at this time. The mother is identified as a 31-year old female from that residence. Her name is being withheld pending issuance of formal charges. Investigators will be meeting with the Franklin County Prosecutor this afternoon. The mother currently remains hospitalized.