A mother has been charged with shooting dead her two daughters at a home in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, according to police.
Ambridge Police told WPXI News the shooting happened at a home in Maplewood Avenue around 1.30 p.m. on Monday. Inside, officers found the bodies of the two victims who were later identified as Kiara Bright, 16, and 22-year-old Jasmine Cannady.
Interim Chief John DeLuca told the Pittsburgh-based news station that their mother, Krisinda Bright, 48, had been arrested in relation to the shooting and was the one who reported the killings when she called 911.
Officers charged Bright with two counts of homicide and later took her to Beaver County Jail without bond, the Beaver County District Attorney’s Office said.
Chief DeLuca told CBSN Pittsburgh: “When officers arrived on scene they found 2 deceased individuals inside the residence. And at that point, we also made contact and took an adult female into custody.”
He did not comment on a possible motive for the double shooting.
Police were later seen carrying out an investigation and closed the street as they continued to collect evidence.
Following the double killing, the Ambridge School District released a statement to parents and guardians on Monday night.
The statement read: “It is with deep regret that we inform you about a recent loss to our school community. On Monday, February 22, 2021, a student at Ambridge High School, passed away. The loss is sure to raise many emotions, concerns and questions for our entire school, especially our students.
“The Ambridge Area School District has a crisis intervention team made up of professionals trained to help with the needs of students, parents and school personnel at difficult times such as this. The District has counselors available for any student who may need or want help or any type of assistance surrounding this loss. We encourage you, as parents, to also feel free to use our resources.”
It continued: “If you would like additional information or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Janice Zupsic, High School principal at [email protected] or call 724-266-2833 Ext. 2287. Additionally, Val Misencik can be reached at 724-266-2833 Ext. 2377 to assist you in reaching a counselor for support.
“We are saddened by the loss to our school community and will make every effort to help you and your child.”
Newsweek has contacted Ambridge Police for an update.
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