Police: 2 deaths after standoff appear to be murder-suicide

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police say the deaths of two men whose bodies were found in a northeast Philadelphia row home after a standoff appear to have been a murder-suicide.

Officers responded shortly before 2:30 p.m. Saturday to the Harrowgate neighborhood after a report of a person with a gun and gunshots.

Police said the responding officers immediately came under fire from someone inside the home, and several police and emergency vehicles were hit by gunfire.

Police said a gunshot was heard from inside the home at about 3:40 p.m. Saturday, and a SWAT team entered the home at 4 p.m. and found the two bodies.

A police spokeswoman said Sunday that it appeared that a 25-year-old man shot another 20- to 25-year-old man and then killed himself. Their identities weren’t immediately available.

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