McCready shot dog before taking her own life

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Mindy McCready allegedly shot her dog before killing herself. (Photo: CNN)

Mindy McCready allegedly shot her dog before killing herself. (Photo: CNN)

(CNN) — Country singer Mindy McCready appears to have shot a dog that belonged to her late boyfriend, David Wilson, prior to shooting herself, Cleburne County Sheriff Marty Moss said Monday.

The dog died.

On Sunday, McCready, whose turbulent personal life overshadowed her music, was found dead on the front porch of her Arkansas home — victim, authorities said, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.She was 37.

McCready leaves behind two sons — 6-year-old Zander and 10-month-old Zane.

“Zane and Zander are loved, cared for and comfortable with foster families at this time,” her representative told CNN in a statement.

Just a month earlier, police had paid another visit to the house in Heber Springs.

On that day, they found the infant’s father — record producer David Wilson — dead on the porch.

He too had apparently taken his own life. He too had used a gun.

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