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State Police: Mother Shot Son 6 Times In Red Lobster Parking Lot

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(Credit: Saint Vincent College)

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Investigators say the 21-year-old man found dead along with his mother earlier this week in a parking lot in Westmoreland County sustained five gunshot wounds to the head.

Mary Russo, 53, and her son, Matthew Russo, both of Brentwood, were found dead Wednesday inside of a car in the parking lot of the Red Lobster restaurant on Route 30 in Greensburg.

State police say they have now labeled the shooting as a homicide-suicide.

According to investigators, a total of seven shots were fired during the incident.

The Westmoreland County Coroner reports that Matthew Russo died as a result of five gunshot wounds to the head.

State police say Mary Russo fired five shots into her son, reloaded, shot him one more time before turning the gun on herself. According to the coroner’s office, she died as a result of a single gunshot wound also to the head.

State police also say it is still not known at this time what prompted the shooting and that question may never be answered.

RELATED LINKS:
Pennsylvania State Police
Mother, Son Found Dead In Red Lobster Parking Lot
Greensburg Murder-Suicide Remains Under Investigation
More News from Westmoreland County

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