FORD CITY, Pa. - Family and friends gathered Wednesday night to remember a woman shot and killed in an apparent murder-suicide in Murrysville over the weekend.
Family members said the victim was trying to help her daughter's friend when she was killed. According to police, the man who pulled the trigger had lured them all to a local animal hospital when the violence erupted.
Murrysville police Chief Thomas Seefeld said 21-year-old Michael Lunsford lured his wife, Ashley, to the lot on Route 22 by calling to say her dog had been injured.
McHugh arrived with family friends she had been staying with, when she and Lunsford began arguing.
Lunsford then shot 50-year-old Gina Llewellyn and her daughter, Lynall -- both friends of McHugh's – as they tried to intervene. He then fatally shot himself.
"It's tough," said Llewellyn's son Dominic. "My mother is watching over us. She's the one helping us get through it."
More than 60 people gathered at an equestrian park in Ford City to remember Llewellyn and pray for her daughter, Gina, who is still recovering from her wounds at Allegheny General Hospital.
"I struggle with it every day. I know I'm going to struggle with it for years. It's brought a lot of people together and I hope we can stay together through this really difficult time," said friend Christina Lamanna.
Gina Llewellyn's funeral is scheduled for next week.