Gun missing after mom shoots herself in head with baby in tow outside Brooklyn middle school


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A mother shot in the head with her baby in tow outside a Brooklyn middle school fired the gun herself in an apparent suicide attempt — but the weapon has gone missing, police sources said Wednesday.

Shatyra Wingate remains in extremely critical condition at Brookdale University Hospital following the Tuesday afternoon shooting in the schoolyard at Marine Park Middle School on Stuart Ave., cops said.

Wingate, 36, had her 1-year-old child with her in the schoolyard when she texted the baby’s father threatening to take her own life, a police source said.

In the apologetic texts, Wingate said she “had to” shoot herself. She also said she would “like to be an angel” so she wouldn’t be in pain anymore, a police source who saw the texts said. Wingate also sent her niece “some sort of suicide note” before the shooting, a police source said.

Her baby’s father raced to the scene, but it wasn’t immediately clear if he witnessed the shooting.

Cops located the father and child in a car a few blocks away from the scene. He was taken in for questioning but not charged after it was determined the shooting was self-inflicted, a police source said. He was also questioned on charges stemming from an incident with another girlfriend, a police source said.

The gun Wingate used to shoot herself was not recovered, a police source said. It’s believed the baby’s father took the weapon and hid it before he was taken into custody.

Cops recovered surveillance footage of the baby’s father going into the schoolyard and then leaving with their 1-year-old child.

Wingate and her baby’s father had been arguing before the 4:10 p.m. shooting, a police source said.

“There was a shot, and she was on the ground in a pool of blood. The ambulance came and picked her right up,” Billy Cranston, 83, told the Daily News Tuesday. “A young woman. A total shame. A real shame. Everybody was here in minutes.”

Wingate was less than a mile from her She…

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