It appears a man fatally shot his estranged wife before killing himself in a murder-suicide that police said also left the woman's brother critically wounded, according to a Pennsylvania coroner.
Westmoreland County Coroner Kenneth Bacha said it appears 36-year-old Robert Pendleton shot his estranged wife, 37-year-old Kelly Pendleton, at a home in Monessen about 12:10 a.m. Monday.
County detectives and Monessen police said Kelly Pendleton's brother, 40-year-old Thomas Brookes, was also wounded. He was reportedly in critical condition at a Pittsburgh hospital with unspecified wounds.
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The coroner said autopsies were scheduled to confirm the tentative findings.
The couple was from nearby Rostraver Township. The shooting reportedly took place at Brookes' residence.
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