SAVANNAH, GA (October 16, 2015): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Violent Crimes detectives are investigating a double shooting on the 7800 block of Clyo Circle in Southwest Chatham County that occurred just after 7:00 p.m. Thursday.

Melissa Thacker, 21, has been charged with the murder of her 4-year-old daughter. When officers responded to the shooting call at the Clyo Circle home, they found both the mother and daughter suffering from gunshot wounds. The daughter was already deceased when emergency responders arrived.

Thacker was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. At this time investigators believe Thacker attempted to take her own life. She is under police guard at the hospital until she can be transported to the Chatham County Detention Center.