MCCANDLESS (KDKA) – Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in McCandless.
According to Allegheny County Police, the incident happened at the Cumberland Woods Village apartment complex Monday morning.
Emergency crews were initially called to the scene around 6:30 a.m. for a reported shooting.
“The reporting person said the he had just been involved in a shooting at the apartment,” said McCandless Police Chief David DiSanti. “It was very meticulously kept, very neat and there was not sign of a struggle.”
When they arrived, they found an 80-year-old woman and an 83-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials confirm the two were husband and wife, identified as Julius Ceccarelli and Angela Ceccarelli.
Through the course of their investigation, police determined the man shot the woman and then shot himself.
Residents describe the apartment complex as a retirement community where many couples act as caretakers for each other.
“You do become a family and you become concerned about somebody if they are having troubles, and everybody has troubles at this age,” one woman said.
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