Two dead in apparent senior living murder-suicide

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The 99-apartment Cumberland Woods Village, opened in 2010, was the scene of an apparent murder-suicide on Monday. (Photo: UPMC)
The 99-apartment Cumberland Woods Village, opened in 2010, was the scene of an apparent murder-suicide on Monday. (Photo: UPMC)

Two senior living residents died in an apparent murder-suicide Monday at the Pennsylvania community where they lived.

Allegheny County Police said they responded to a 911 call about a shooting at the suburban Pittsburgh address of Cumberland Woods Village shortly after 6:30 a.m. The independent living community is part of a continuing care retirement community operated by UPMC Senior Communities.

Julius Ceccarelli, 83, and his wife, Angela, 80, were pronounced dead at the scene.

“The investigation is ongoing, but it has been determined that the male shot the female, then shot himself,” the department said in a news release. “There are no indications that that another party was involved, and there is no suspicion of foul play.”

UPMC did not respond to requests for comment from McKnight's Senior Living.

The incident occurred about two weeks after a similar one in Atlanta. Police said that a 96-year-old man shot his 86-year-old wife and then himself May 1 at a retirement community, Saint Anne's Terrace, in an apparent murder-suicide, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported. The residents were identified as Andrew and Peggy Marinos.

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