A man and woman are dead after an apparent murder-suicide in Lawrence County.
North Beaver Township police at about 3:45 p.m. Thursday found Ronald Hartman, 50, and Shirley Rivardo, 54, both of New Castle, fatally shot in a parking lot at Bessemer State Lake on Route 317.
Hartman was pronounced dead at the scene. Rivardo was taken Saint Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown where she later died.
A passerby called police after seeing Hartman lying on the ground near a pickup truck.
Police said it appears Hartman shot Rivardo before taking his own life.
The couple lived at the same East Poland Road address in New Castle.