Woman dead, her husband injured after shooting in Lawrence County

PERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Pennsylvania State troopers are investigating an incident that left a woman dead and her husband in critical condition.

The call came in about 3:30 a.m. in Perry Township, and state police blocked off traffic on River Road by Butler Avenue for hours while they investigated.

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Troopers were initially called for a report of a vehicle that had crashed over a hillside. When they reached the car they found Julie Anne Wegmiller, 39, inside a Toyota Tundra. She was dead and had suffered a gunshot wound.

Further down the hill, state troopers found her husband, 40-year-old Edwin Fran Wegmiller Jr. Ewdin Wegmiller Jr. was also suffering from gunshot wounds but was alive. he was flown to a hospital in Cranberry Township where he is in critical condition.

Police have not made any arrests or identified any suspects.

Neighbors who live in the area said they woke up to the crime scene.

“I know weird things happen in this town, but never to this level,” said Jacob McAfee.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Pennsylvania State Police at 724-598-2211.

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