Police say 3 shot in double murder-suicide in Shamokin

SHAMOKIN, Pa. (AP) – Police in central Pennsylvania say three people were fatally shot at a residence in Shamokin in a double murder-suicide.

The News-Item newspaper reports that police responding to reports of shots fired at a home on Saturday evening found two men and a woman dead.

Cpl. Jarrod Scandle of the Shamokin Police Department says one of the men used a 20-gauge shotgun to kill the other man and woman. He says the gunman briefly exited the ground-floor apartment in the three-story building, then returned and shot himself.

Scandle says a total of four shots were fired. The identities of the dead weren’t immediately released.

Police are investigating what led to the shooting.

Information from: The News-Item

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