A shooting outside a home in eastern Pennsylvania killed three people, two of them children ages 8 and 9, and wounded another person, authorities said.
Chief Bret Fisher of Lebanon's police department said officers responded to a town residence shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday after a report of gunshots.
Mayor Sherry Capello and Fisher said Wednesday that Joshua Lugo-Pérez, 19, Jesús Pérez-Salomé, 8, and Sebastián Pérez-Salomé, 9, were killed. The children are students in the Lebanon School District, Capello said. A 33-year-old man was said to be recovering after surgery.
“It appears, in the early stages of this investigation, that one of the victims was attacked; the other three victims were not involved," Fisher said. People other than the victims were also present at the home, Fisher said.
SWAT team members conducted a home search and detained someone who is interested in the case but was arrested on an unrelated matter, Fisher said. Authorities are working with the county district attorney's office, which declined to immediately comment, and state police.
Fisher declined to say how many people were being wanted in the case. He declined to comment on what might have led to the shooting, saying he couldn't say how many shots were fired.
“First let me start with the obvious: These shootings are unacceptable,” Capello said. “As a mother, I cannot overstate how heartbroken I am for these families. … As mayor, I am heartbroken for our community.”