A 40-year-old New Jersey man is one of two people dead in what Alabama authorities are calling a murder-suicide — and an 11-year-old remains hospitalized after being shot in the head.

Investigators say Lashonda Smith, 32, of Decatur, Al. shot 40-year-old Kareem Robinson of New Jersey and the child before turning the gun on herself early Tuesday monrning, according to a report on WAFF.com. Police were alerted to the incident when the 11-year-old called 911, according to the report.

Family members said Smith was Robinson's ex-girlfriend, according to the report. Smith had also apparently left behind a suicide note, it said.

Robinson's hometown was not listed in reports out of Alabama. New Jersey 101.5 is attempting to reach law enforcement authorities for more information.

Louis C. Hochman is digital managing editor for NJ1015.com. Reach him at louis.hochman@townsquaremedia.com or on Twitter @LouisCHochman.