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Gunman who killed 4 at vehicle wash on life support

29 January 2018, 07:31 | Erma Lawrence

Police: Pa. car wash shooting leaves 5 dead

5 dead after shooting at Melcroft, Fayette County

Five people were killed after a shooting at a Pennsylvania auto wash early Sunday morning that family members said stemmed from a domestic dispute.

The shooting happened at a Melcroft gas station around 3 a.m. Police told WPXI that three men and two women were killed.

The shooter is believed to be one of those five.

Police said they were not able to speak with Smith at the hospital and they did not say whether Smith knew the victims.

Earlier Sunday, a State Police trooper initially said five people died in the shooting.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the shooter was a man, was shot during the shooting and wore body armor.

The police have said there is no immediate threat to the public as of now.

He said Smith sustained a gunshot wound to his head and is in grave condition.

Melcroft is about 55 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

Bower declined to comment further on the circumstances of the shooting or release a possible motive for the incident.

Broadwater told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that two bodies were found in a pickup and two others on the vehicle wash parking lot. "The victims have not been identified yet".

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