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Police investigate New Kensington double homicide

Police are investigating the Wednesday morning shooting deaths of a man and woman in New Kensington. Officers found John Russ’ body in a car in the 400 block of Fourth Avenue, authorities said. The body of a woman in her 20s was found outside of the vehicle. Neighbors reported hearing gunfire about 8:30 a.m., and witnesses told police they saw a man running from the scene. “I heard, ‘Pop, pop, pop, pop,’” said Rayette Rosenberger. Channel 11’s Joe Holden reported that the investigation is focused on a white Hyundai, which was surrounded by nearly two dozen evidence markers. “They're laying a tarp out in my neighbor's yard and they're unwinding and blowing up this big white thing, and I said, ‘Honey, that's not good,’" said Rosenberger. Miles away, Heather Cline received a call and was quickly in tears. “My kids’ dad was shot,” said Russ’ ex-wife.  “Now my kids are left without their dad, and it’s just very sad." Holden reported the woman shot was Russ’ girlfriend. “Awful.  People have a lot of nerve to do something like that in broad daylight,” said Cline. Sources told Holden that they have an idea of who may be responsible for the double homicide, but police have not released additional information.
/ Source: wpxi.com

Police are investigating the Wednesday morning shooting deaths of a man and woman in New Kensington.
 
Officers found John Russ’ body in a car in the 400 block of Fourth Avenue, authorities said. The body of a woman in her 20s was found outside of the vehicle.
 
Neighbors reported hearing gunfire about 8:30 a.m., and witnesses told police they saw a man running from the scene.
 
“I heard, ‘Pop, pop, pop, pop,’” said Rayette Rosenberger.
 
Channel 11’s Joe Holden reported that the investigation is focused on a white Hyundai, which was surrounded by nearly two dozen evidence markers.
 
“They're laying a tarp out in my neighbor's yard and they're unwinding and blowing up this big white thing, and I said, ‘Honey, that's not good,’" said Rosenberger.
 
Miles away, Heather Cline received a call and was quickly in tears.
 
“My kids’ dad was shot,” said Russ’ ex-wife.  “Now my kids are left without their dad, and it’s just very sad."
 
Holden reported the woman shot was Russ’ girlfriend.
 
“Awful.  People have a lot of nerve to do something like that in broad daylight,” said Cline.
 
Sources told Holden that they have an idea of who may be responsible for the double homicide, but police have not released additional information.

 

 

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