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Two Dead, Two In Custody After Shooting In Luzerne County


HUNLOCK TOWNSHIP — Police say two people are in custody after a shooting that left two people dead in Luzerne County.

Troopers say it began around 1 p.m. Wednesday on Sunset Lake Road near Hunlock Creek.

Troopers say that’s where they found a man and his son shot to death.

Police have taken James Roche and Holly Crawford, both of Sweet Valley, into custody in connection with the death.

James Roche

James Roche

Roche and Crawford were picked up after a search of the area.

This all happened a few hundred yards away from Northwest Area Intermediate School.

The superintendent says the school was in lockdown and everyone is safe.

Troopers tell us a state police chopper helped them track down Roche and Crawford, who were hiding in the woods, not far from Dobson Road in Ross Township.

There is no word from investigators on the identities of the victims.


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