4 people dead after shooting at Pennsylvania car wash

30 January, 2018, 01:40 | Author: Julian Swanson
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Police said Timothy Smith, 28, shot and killed two men and two women just before 3 a.m.at Ed's Car Wash on Indian Creek Valley Road in Melcroft, located about 55 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. However, family members of the victims said that the attack was the result of a domestic dispute, according to WPXI-TV.

And four days later he made good on the bloodthirsty promise, killing his ex, her half brother Seth Cline, 21, Courtney Snyder and James Porterfield, 27, at a auto wash in Melcroft, PA.

Smith was on life support following the shooting and is not expected to survive, police said.

"There is no indication of drug activity at this point", Pennsylvania State Police spokesman Robert Broadwater told the Pittsburgh News-Gazette.

Authorities would not reveal how Smith knew the victims, but Chelsie Cline's half-sister, Sierra Kolarik, told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Smith developed an obsession with Cline after the two possibly dated.

People comfort each other at the scene where a shooter killed four people Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, outside Ed's Carwash in Saltlick Township, Fayette County, Pa. (Stephanie Strasburg/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP) An officer stands guard as people comfort each other near the scene of a fatal shooting at a auto wash in Melcroft, Pa., Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. Four of the victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators said Smith used a semi-automatic rifle and a handgun in the shooting.

Police had earlier said five people died from the shooting, however, it was later clarified that four people died as the woman who was injured in the incident suffered minor injuries. Another died at a hospital. The condition of the injured person is not clear.

The survivor was not shot but suffered minor injuries, they said.

State Trooper Robert Broadwater said two of the victims were found inside a pickup truck and two others were found outside in the vehicle wash's parking lot.

"That's insane. This happens in Pittsburgh, not here", Dick Kalp, who lives behind a nearby convenience store and called police, said.

Porterfield and Chelsie Cline were killed inside their vehicle while near the side of the auto wash, officials said.



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