- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

EPHRATA, Pa. (AP) - Authorities are hoping for new leads nearly a year after two masked men burst into a central Pennsylvania home, killing one man and wounding his father.

A spokesman for the Lancaster County district attorney tells LNP (https://bit.ly/1NSXUNh ) that investigators believe the intruders knew the house. They also may have attended a party that the victim, 23-year-old Brett Simmons, and his brother threw the weekend before the Sept. 25 shootings.

DA’s spokesman Brett Hambright says the masked men entered through an unlocked door and “knew the lay of the house.”

The wound up in Simmons’ bedroom, where he was fatally shot, before his father, James Simmons, scuffled with the men and was wounded in the chest.

Investigators believe the incident was drug-related, but aren’t saying whether drugs or paraphernalia were found at the home.

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Information from: LNP, https://lancasteronline.com


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