County coroner on scene of deadly shooting in York County

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UPDATE:  York County Coroner identify victims in murder/suicide as 81 year old Shirley P. Westheafer. She died from a gunshot to the head. Her death is ruled a homicide.  Her son 57 year old Donald James Cassel, Jr., also died of a gunshot to the head. His death is ruled a suicide.

Pennsylvania State Police remain at the scene of an apparent murder/suicide shooting at a home on Rocky Wood Lane in Warrington Township, York County.  It happened at about 2:20 this afternoon.

Police say a woman inside the home called 911 to report that her husband had just shot his mother and then turned the gun on himself.  The weapon used was a shotgun.  The identities of the victims have not been released. The woman who called 911 was not injured.

So far police do not have a motive for the shooting.


  • Ed L

    Please! What kind of reporting is this?? The first paragraph gives the name of the murder victim and suicide victim.

    Last paragraph says the names of the victims have not been released.

    Can you believe this type of reporting? It's uwful! Not professional! Lets strive to do a better job of it.

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