Police Investigate Shaler Triple Murder-Suicide
SHALER (KDKA) – A family of four is dead after an apparent triple murder-suicide in Shaler Sunday night.
According to police, the incident happened at 404 Beulah Street.
Police responded to the scene after initial reports of an argument and shots being fired.
When police arrived, they found four people inside with gunshot wounds to the head.
“We have a young girl that’s in the hallway leading back to the bedroom. We have a mother and an infant in the bed in the bedroom and the father in the bedroom in and around the closet area,” Shaler Police Chief Jeff Gally said.
The gun used in the shooting is believed to be a .357 handgun.
The family had just moved in three to four weeks ago from Ross Township.
On Monday, neighbors placed flowers in front of the mailbox.
The family was seen outside their home Sunday afternoon enjoying the nice weather. The mother and father were playing catch with a football, while the oldest daughter rode her bike and the infant played in a small pool.
Their identities have not been released. There were no suicide notes left behind and the motive may never be known.
Autopsies are being performed to determine what role, if any, that drugs and alcohol may have played.
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