Hundreds Attend Funeral Mass for Mother and Children Killed in Murder-Suicide

Authorities have yet to say who they believed carried out the shooting, but plan to release additional details on Monday

Hundreds attended a funeral Mass for a woman and her three children, victims of an apparent murder-suicide inside their Berks County home.

Friends and family gathered at a Philadelphia church on Friday to remember Megan Short, 8-year-old Lianna, 5-year-old Mark Jr. and 2-year-old Willow.

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A photo on Mark Short's Facebook page shows the Short children, (left to right) Mark Jr., Willow and Lianna.

Short's husband, Mark Sr., was also found fatally shot at the family's home in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, last Saturday. He was mentioned only in passing at the service.

Megan Short had alleged abuse and posted on Facebook that she needed help moving out of the family's home on what turned out to be the same day all five were found killed.

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A recent photo posted on Mark Short Sr.'s Facebook page shows him with his three children.

Police found a gun and a suicide note. But investigators said they wouldn't discuss their investigation until Monday, after funeral services had been held.

The Shorts had been featured in news stories about their difficulties getting medication for a daughter who had a heart transplant.

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