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3 dead after snow shoveling dispute turns violent

Winter Weather Pennsylvania
Posted at 1:38 PM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 15:38:41-05

PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Penn. — Three people are dead after a snow shoveling dispute in Pennsylvania turned violent in the middle of a major storm Monday.

Officials in Luzerne County said a suspect shot and killed a husband and wife following a "disagreement over snow disposal."

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District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis said the suspect "exited his residence and fired upon the couple, killing both husband and wife."

The body of the suspect was later found inside a nearby home, their death reportedly from a self-inflicted wound, U.S. News & World Report reports.

It is believed the suspect and the couple had been involved in an ongoing dispute leading up to the shootings.