Contact Us
Dauphin Daily Voice serves Colonial Park, Harrisburg, Hershey, Lower Paxton Twp, Middletown, Progress, Susquehanna Twp & Swatara Twp
Return to your home site

Menu

Dauphin Daily Voice serves Colonial Park, Harrisburg, Hershey, Lower Paxton Twp, Middletown, Progress, Susquehanna Twp & Swatara Twp

Nearby Sites

  • Lancaster
    serves East Hempfield Twp, Elizabethtown, Ephrata, Lancaster, Manheim Twp, Manor Twp, Rapho Twp, Salisbury Twp & Warwick Twp
  • Lebanon
    serves Bethel Twp, Jackson Twp, Lebanon, North Cornwall Twp, North Lebanon Twp, North Londonberry Twp, Palmyra, South Lebanon Twp & South Londonberry Twp
  • Berks
    serves Amity Twp, Cumru Twp, Exeter Twp, Maidencreek Twp, Maxatawny Twp, Muhlenberg Twp, Reading, Spring Twp & Wyomissing
  • York
    serves Dover Twp, Fairview Twp, Manchester Twp, Penn Twp, Springettsbury Twp, Windsor Twp & York
  • Cumberland
    serves Carlisle, East Pennsboro Twp, Hampden Twp, Lower Allen Twp, Mechanicsburg, Shippensburg, Silver Spring Twp & Upper Allen Twp
Breaking News: PA Dad Found With More Than 1K Images Of Child Pornography: USDOJ
News

Apparent Murder-Suicide In Lancaster County Suburb: Police

The 200 block of Mortar Lane in Ephrata.
The 200 block of Mortar Lane in Ephrata. Photo Credit: Google Maps

Two people have been killed in a shooting in Lancaster County, authorities say.

Ephrata police were called to a shooting at a residence in the 200 block of Mortar Lane in Ephrata Borough around 4:20 a.m, according to a release by police. 

A man had been brandishing a rifle in the home and active shots were reported by emergency dispatchers, according to an updated release by police.

Upon arrival police found a 19-year-old female shot dead and a 61-year-old male who died from "an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound," police say.

The Lancaster County coroner's office was called to the scene and the area was closed for many hours on Monday, according to police.

"The preliminary investigation, which included witness interviews and crime scene analysis, suggests that this incident was a murder/suicide," police stated in an updated release.

The other three residents of the home were unharmed, according to the updated release.

The identities of the victims have not been released.

Follow Daily Voice for updates.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.