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Gunman Kills Estranged Wife, Self In Washington Co. Standoff

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WASHINGTON COUNTY (KDKA) – Police and SWAT searched an area of South Strabane Township, where they were engaged in a standoff since before midnight.

They had been searching for a man with a gun near Fisher Road and Route 19, after two people had been killed and a third was wounded.

Police received the call around midnight and then combed the area near Fisher Road and Route 19 looking for the suspect.

KDKA’s Harold Hayes Reports:

Police say it started when 56-year-old Harold McCutcheon Jr. broke into one of the townhouses, shot and killed is estranged wife 52-year-old Terry McCutcheon and then shot her boyfriend, before turning the gun on himself.

Neighbors say the shooting happened just across the street from them and the front door of one neighbor’s house was shot out.

“The gunshot was very close to me when I heard it,” said neighbor Lou Haddad. “I could tell that it was very close, it wasn’t like somebody just shooting a firework off, I mean it was — it felt like it rumbled the house.”

KDKA’s Harold Hayes Reports:

People living in the area were evacuated from their homes and others were prevented from returning home Friday morning.

Some people are waiting across the highway in their cars – others on a shuttle bus provided by the Meadows Casino.

KDKA’s Bob Allen Reports:

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