- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 1, 2015

HATFIELD, Pa. (AP) - Authorities in suburban Philadelphia are identifying the victims in an apparent murder-suicide that left three people dead Sunday night.

Montgomery County coroner’s office said Tuesday that 48-year-old Gretchen Viglione and her son 28-year-old Robert Peploe were killed in the shooting inside a Hatfield home.

The coroner’s office says the home’s owner, 48-year-old Paul Marshall, shot Viglione once in the head then he shot Peploe multiple times before putting the barrel end of a semi-automatic rifle in his mouth and killing himself.

Authorities say the three lived together and that Viglione was Marshall’s girlfriend. They’re not saying what prompted Marshall’s actions.

Marshall’s 27-year-old daughter escaped unhurt with her 4-year-old child.



Neighbor Steve Haire tells the Allentown Morning Call that they were good neighbors and everything seemed fine when he saw them Sunday.

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