Family of Five Dead in Pennsylvania Murder-Suicide (Updated)

murder_suicideA family of five is dead in an apparent murder-suicide in Berks County, Pennsylvania, reports NBC Philadelphia.

Police responded to the Short family home yesterday afternoon, where they discovered patriarch Mark and his wife Megan deceased along with their two young daughters and 5-year-old son. All were dead of gunshot wounds.

The Berks District Attorney’s office confirmed this morning that responding officers also found what appears to be a handwritten “murder-suicide” note, as well as a handgun near one of the deceased adults.

Authorities have not revealed which parent they believe to be responsible for the shootings, but said an investigation has uncovered domestic issues between Mark and Megan Short.

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(Update: CBSNews.com reports that authorities have named Mark Short as the shooter in his family’s murders)

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