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Police: Suspect kills elderly neighbor then himself during SWAT situation in Kennedy Township

KENNEDY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — 2 people are dead after police said a male shot his neighbor before shooting himself in Kennedy Township.

Allegheny County dispatchers confirm that police and EMS were on scene at the 10-block of Jane Street.

Channel 11 crews observed SWAT units at the scene. Police told our crew that Kennedy Township police requested the assistance of the county Homicide Unit and SWAT for a shooting.

Officers and medics were called to scene at 2:47 p.m., according to Allegheny County 911.

The suspect and victim were described as being neighbors for “awhile” and there were no prior issues between them that police were called to, officials said.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner identified the victim as 78-year-old Robert Dietrich and the suspect as 58-year-old Charles Collins.

What lead to the shooting isn’t being released at this time.

The investigation is ongoing.

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