BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) – Easter weekend turns tragic for the parents of a 14-year-old girl.
They found their daughter apparently shot and stabbed Friday evening in their home on Sycamore Avenue, in Croydon.
“They brought her out on the stretcher and they had just taken her away. The father came up asking, where’s my daughter, where’s my daughter and the detective took him away,” a neighbor told CBS3’s Chantee Lans.
Bristol Township police say at the time her 19-year-old cousin who also lived at the house was missing. He was later found several miles away in Bensalem by police in a wooded area off State Road.
Investigators believe he shot himself.
He survived and was taken to Jefferson Hospital.
The 14-year-old girl was rushed to a hospital in Philadelphia in critical condition.
“I’ve seen her around,” said neighbor Wilma Minnichbach. “She really didn’t bother with anybody but she seemed like a nice girl.”
Neighbor Wilma Minnichback has lived on Sycamore Avenue for fifty years.
“Very nice neighborhood, very quiet, people know each other,” said Minnichbach. “It’s just a shame what happened.”
Police say the motive of the shooting and stabbing is unclear. Right now they’re piecing together what exactly happened, if anything, between those two cousins.
Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to call police.