Former Neighbors Of Slain Shaler Family In Shock

ROSS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Police say a domestic disturbance led to Sunday night’s triple murder-suicide in Shaler Township.

People who knew the innocent victims were continuing to express shock and disbelief about the tragedy.

Shaler Police say Lynette Gasparre, and her two daughters, including a 14-month-old and a 7-year-old, were all fatally wounded by 48-year-old Barry Hardesty in their Beulah Road home.

Before moving to Shaler, the family lived on Sylvia Avenue in Ross Township.

“[Quinn] played with my granddaughter all the time,” David Bartosh, a neighbor, said. “It’s hard to believe.”

“I went with her [Lynette], Quinn, and the baby to the park before with my daughter,” Bartosh’s daughter, Claire said.

She added that her daughter slept over Gasparre’s home before.

“Now knowing this [the triple murder], it just scares me, I wish I would have never let my daughter over there,” Bartosh said.

Quinn was in the third grade at the Highcliff Elementary School in the North Hills School District. The principal sent home letters to parents on Monday, saying, in part counselors visited third grade classrooms earlier in the day to share the difficult news and to begin the process of grieving a lost friend.

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  • Ryan

    This monster was no man, he was a coward, killing a woman and two children. And then killing himself because he can’t face up to his horrible actions. Disgusting.

  • Snake Plissken

    What a legacy to leave behind- this evil man (and I don’t give a **** how much stress you are under, it’s EVIL to do what he did) deserves a spot on the Worlds All Time ***hole list, of which there are millions of names throughtout history. He’ll have company in hell, while is family will be welcomed in heaven.

    • johnny69

      Like others that do this type of thing, they are clearly insane, IMO

  • Connie

    I can not comprehend how a human being can do such evil things, it is by its very nature incomprehensible, may the innocent have suffered for only a moment while the guilty will suffer an eternity trying to atone for his wretchedness. God bless them all. Such a senseless tragedy.

  • Jim

    Still can’t wrap my head around this. So very sad. Condolensces to the extended family members.

  • Joe Shmo from down the road

    The title of this story is “Former Neighbors Of Slain Shaler Family In Shock”

    How stupid! I’m pretty sure EVERYONE is in shock

  • Kevin

    Quinn was 9 yrs old. She was in 3rd Grade i nmy son’s school.

  • Ashame

    Wonder why as I walk by, Broken Hearted as I glance at the chalk line…..

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