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The woman is expected to be OK. The couple’s three children escaped the home and ran to a neighbor for help.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide involving an officer and his wife in the Juniata Park section of the city. It happened on the 4600 block of Weymouth Street on Monday.
Police say a man and woman were found dead inside the home around 9:30 a.m.
According to Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross, the couple’s 17-year-old daughter called police to check on the well-being on one of their officers.
Bodies of husband, wife pulled from Delaware River. 5-year-old daughter found in a car nearby.
Philadelphia police are investigating the death of a woman and man whose bodies were pulled from the Delaware River south of the Spirit of Philadelphia early on the Fourth of July. At about 5:45 a.m. authorities removed the body of a woman, about 30 years old, from the river near the 700 block of South Christopher Columbus Blvd. and pronounced her dead, police said. Nearby, authorities found a 5-year-old girl alone in a Nissan SUV. The girl said she was with her father, but no adult was present. She was sent to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as a precaution, while authorities began searching for her father.
Police tell Eyewitness News the woman was found dead in the dining room with multiple gunshot wounds. The 39-year-old Philadelphia police officer was found dead in the basement with a single gunshot wound to the head. Ross said they police the gunshot wound was self-inflicted.
“Very tragic case and a very sad day for us,” Ross said.
Police say a weapon was recovered at the scene.
The 11-year veteran leaves behind two children.
“It’s very unfortunate that you have these two lives that have been ended this way, but also we got a 17-year-old and 11-year-old who lost both their parents,” Ross said.
Ross added that the officer was supposed to show up for work last night but didn’t.
Police are investigating if this is a murder-suicide.
The victims’ names have not yet been released.
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Four shootings between midnight and dawn Monday in Philadelphia left a man dead and four other people wounded, following a violent weekend in which seven people were shot at an Overbrook playground. Among the victims was a woman who was shot in her back and critically wounded in North Philadelphia when she apparently got caught in a shootout, police said. The fatal shooting occurred about 4:40 a.m. on the 3300 block of North Lee Street in Kensington. Police said a witness called 911 to report that two men had been shot, apparently following an argument over an auto accident, and that two other men drove away in a silver or gray sedan.