Police investigating attempted murder-suicide in West Penn Township

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Police are investigating a double shooting that occurred overnight in a quiet West Penn Township community.

According to police, the incident occurred around 9 p.m. Saturday at a residence in the 600 block of Arrow Road.

Crews on scene say when police and emergency medical personnel responded to the home, they found a husband and wife suffering from gunshot wounds.

Officials say the couple were treated on scene and transported to a landing zone along Dairy Road, just east of Route 309, where they were flown to area hospitals.

West Penn Township Police say the incident is being investigated as an apparent attempted murder-suicide between the married couple that lived in the home.

Lehigh Valley Hospital confirms that the woman involved in the shooting was treated and discharged Sunday. There is currently no word on the husband’s condition.

The identities of those involved remain unknown and police say the shooting is pending investigation.

Assisting on scene were Tamaqua Police, Rush Township Police, New Ringgold Ambulance, Tamaqua Ambulance and Lehighton ALS.

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