HARRISON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Police and SWAT were called to Harrison Township on Monday night after two people, including a juvenile, were shot.
It happened around 9 p.m. on Municipal Drive in Sheldon Park.
KDKA-TV’s Ralph Iannotti learned the suspected gunman was not a resident of the Sheldon Park housing complex and was there to visit his girlfriend. The man apparently got into an argument with neighbors and shot a woman and her daughter, who were critically wounded.
An officer on patrol spotted the victims.
“It was just routine patrol. One was going back to the station. One was within the complex and saw two individuals laying down and someone outside in distress hollering,” Harrison Township Police Chief Michael Klein said.
When officers and paramedics arrived at the scene, they found a woman and a female juvenile suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were sent to local trauma centers.
Lisa Washington’s Report:
According to Allegheny County officials, witnesses said they saw the suspect fleeing into a neighboring apartment and barricading himself inside.
Police and SWAT were sent to the scene.
It was reported just before midnight that the suspect was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
He has been identified as Eddie Layne, 48, of Natrona Heights.
BREAKING: SWAT situation over in Natrona Heights. Suspect dead from apparent self inflicted gunshot wound. pic.twitter.com/QgyLvHvrup
— Ralph Iannotti (@IannottiRalph) November 27, 2018
The motive for the shooting is unclear at this point.
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