W. Pa. dad shoots family, killing 1, then himself

GLENSHAW, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pittsburgh-area man fatally shot himself after first killing his daughter and seriously wounding his wife and son.

Allegheny County and Shaler Township police have yet to release the victims’ names so relatives can be notified of their deaths in the township just northeast of the city. Police responded to a 911 call from the home about 3 a.m. Thursday.

The man’s wife and son have been taken to a hospital for unspecified injuries. The shooter’s son and daughter were reportedly college students set to return to school.

Police quickly assessed the situation after arriving at the scene.

County police Lt. Andrew Schurman says, “We believe at this juncture the father shot the other three family members before turning the gun on himself.”

The family dog was also killed.

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