Police officials in Medina, which is located in northeast Ohio, are investigating an apparent case of murder and suicide. A husband is believed to have committed suicide after shooting his wife and adopted daughter. A gun believed to have been used for the commission of the crime was found clasped in the hands of the 35-year-old man, who had one bullet wound on the forehead.
The names of the victims have not yet been released until authorities contact the close relatives of the deceased. According to eyewitness accounts, there was an argument between the man and his wife. After the argument, four shots were heard in quick succession. When the paramedics arrived, all three were pronounced dead at the scene. The paramedics could not confirm if the husband had committed suicide after shooting his wife and daughter.
A neighbor told reporters, “The couple has been fighting of late and the relationship has not been great since the adoption of their daughter. This looks much like the story of “Husband commits suicide after shooting wife and daughter.” Some neighbors expressed shock at the deaths. “They looked a loving couple and were always happy.I cannot believe that the husband shot his wife and lovely daughter before committing suicide,” said another neighbor.
As a husband apparently committed suicide after shooting his wife and daughter, the bodies were sent to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy. Police could not find a suicide note to help them determine the motive behind the deaths.
By Shepherd Mutsvara
Edited By Leigh Haugh
Associated Press–Police: Child, 2 Adults Dead In Suspected Murder-Suicide
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