‘It’s a very big shock,’ Family members react to triple homicide

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MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP, FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police continue to investigate a triple homicide in Franklin County.

Police released the names of all three shooting victims Monday morning.

Many neighbors said they move to Franklin County to get away from it all, but the shooting deaths of three people has some on edge and a family in shock.

Crime tape along a quiet country road marks the scene of the deadly shooting.

Thirty-six-year-old shooting victim Phil Jackson's mother-in-law Tammy Campbell said, "It's a very big shock. It's a very big shock."

Campbell's aunt Melinda Hegge said, "This is disgusting, it's horrible."

It was around 11:30 pm Saturday night when Pennsylvania State Police were called to a Montgomery Township home for reports of shots fired. Inside a barn on the property, state troopers found three people with gunshot wounds.

Wendy Chaney, 39, and Brandon Cole, 47, were already dead, while Jackson was flown to York Hospital, where he later died.

"If anybody saw anything, just please come forward, please," Campbell said.

Neighbors said many had noise complaints of loud dogs and that Jackson fired guns on his property. None of those complaints matter to a family coping with loss.

"Philip was a very good father, and he was a good husband, regardless of what anybody thinks about what's going on here, he was a good man," Campbell said.

Jackson leaves behind a wife and two kids, as well as a family looking for answers.

"All I can do is be there for my daughter, and my grandchildren," Campbell said.

"Amber and her grandchildren," Hegge said.

"She has the love of her family, and we will be behind her, in every step of the way," Hegge added.

Neighbors said they didn't know Jackson very well, and that he only moved to the area about a year ago.

Police have not confirmed or identified a motive in the deadly shootings.

Pennsylvania State Police ask anyone who may have information which could help solve the case, to call Pennsylvania State Police Chambersburg. 717-264-5161.

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