Two Dead after Shooting in the Poconos

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STROUD TOWNSHIP -- A mother and her son were found dead inside a car in the Poconos Sunday and now police are trying to figure out what led to the incident.

The Monroe County deputy coroner identified the victims as Anni Robles who's in her 30s, and her young son Ethan Robles, both from Stroud Township.

According to Stroud Area Regional Police, officers responded to a 911 call at a home on Ramble Bush Road in Stroud Township around 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

When emergency crews arrived, the two were found inside a vehicle with gunshot wounds.

Stroud Area Regional Police detectives, state police forensic units, the Monroe County district attorney's office, and the coroner's office all responded to the call.

Neighbors who live nearby who saw all of the police lights say they can't believe what happened.

"That's bad. That's bad," said Gwendolyn Farmer.  "It's just a shame, you know, with everything else going on in the world. It's sad. It really is."

"I've been here 20 years and nothing even remotely like this," said Johnny Rodriguez.  "This is very unfortunate."

Ethan was a third-grade student at Chipperfield Elementary in Stroud Township. According to the school's superintendent, he was friends with everyone.

Stroudsburg Area School District Superintendent Cosmas Curry says the school called in grief counselors to help students and staff cope with the loss of the young student.

"This young man was affectionately known as the 'mayor of Chipperfield Elementary' and just a smile a mile wide, a real sweet kid, a good kid."

This shooting is still under investigation but police believe it is an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.


  • think positive

    What is this world coming to? Make someone unhappy and they shoot you? Children too? I hope they find the person who did it and prosecute the crap out of him, literally.

  • RicU.

    At least the truth exposes the Poconos as “real.” Bad things happen all over. As a “resort” area, which it is losing ground, these events usually were never reported or quickly classified as a “suicide.” Corpses pop up all over. We can be saddened by the passing but have to have the information.

  • JP

    What does Trump have to do with this? Sounds like a disgruntled ex or crackhead from jersey. Either way, shoot the scumbag and save the taxpayers money.

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