APOLLO (KDKA) — Two people were found dead in a home in Armstrong County following a shooting Thursday.
Authorities were called to the 700-block of Armstrong Avenue in Apollo around 4:45 p.m.READ MORE: West Virginia Leaders Hopeful That COVID-19 Pandemic Peak Is Waning
Police confirm two people, who they say were related, were found dead in a home there after some sort of shooting incident.
Apollo Borough Police, State Police and the Armstrong County Coroner’s Office were at the scene for hours, gathering evidence and piecing together clues to determine how the shooting happened.
Police were seen on both floors of the home looking around.
Officials say a mother and both shooting victims lived inside the home. Police say it was the mother who called 911.
“There’s no threats, everybody is safe right now. There’s no threats coming here; it’s all done,” said Apollo Borough Police Sgt. Jarred Kier.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Man Who Survived COVID-19 Undergoes Transplant After Virus Resurfaces And Attacks Heart
People who live nearby say the neighborhood is very quiet, so they were surprised to see the large police presence throughout the evening.
“I got really concerned because my uncle lives on Armstrong, actually, so I came down to check it out. I was worried because this doesn’t happen every day,” said Daniel Rupert, a neighbor.
Other neighbors say they know the family.
“I know the family just from my kids. Their kids went to school together. Everybody seems to know everybody else,” neighbor Rose Burkett said.
The coroner’s office is not releasing the names of the victims at this time. They say autopsies will be done on Friday morning.
Police also tell KDKA the Armstrong County District Attorney’s Office will be releasing more information on Friday, too.MORE NEWS: Toddler Taken To Hospital With Gunshot Wound, Police Investigating