ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say an Allentown father shot and killed his 18-year-old daughter and then turned the weapon on himself.
Officials said a relative called 911 at about 1:45 a.m. Saturday to report the shooting before he ran out of the home. Arriving officers found the bodies of 60-year-old Jose Santos and 18-year-old Maria Santos.READ MORE: Flyers And Sixers Fans Will Have To Wait To Go Back To Wells Fargo Center Despite Philly Lifting Some COVID Restrictions
The Lehigh County coroner’s office said both were pronounced dead just after 3 a.m. Saturday of gunshot wounds to the body. The woman’s death was ruled a homicide and the man’s death a suicide.READ MORE: James Douglas Rahm Jr., Of Atlantic City, Charged After Allegedly Claiming He Urinated In Nancy Pelosi's Office During Capitol Riot
Police said the father left a note confirming that he had killed his daughter. Assistant Chief Gail Struss declined to say whether the note detailed any motive for the shootings.
The coroner’s office, Allentown police and county prosecutors are investigating.MORE NEWS: FDA Advisers Endorse Emergency Use For Johnson & Johnson's One-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine
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