EAST LANSDOWNE, Pa. – Authorities are investigating a tragic incident where six family members died following a house fire and shooting in East Lansdowne, Pennsylvania. The incident also left two officers wounded.
District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer confirmed that the bodies of three adults and three children were presumed to be those of the Le family, with the identities later confirmed by family members.
According to the family, Britni McLaughlin-Le, her husband Xuong Le, and their three children were the victims of the tragic event. The surviving family members described them as a loving couple and devoted parents.
The incident began when police responded to a report of an 11-year-old girl being shot. Upon arrival, a gunman inside the home opened fire, injuring two police officers. The suspect then set the house on fire, resulting in the tragic loss of six lives.
The surviving grandparents of the children managed to escape the home and are working with authorities to piece together the tragic events that unfolded.
The community is mourning the loss of the Le family, with neighbors and friends expressing shock and heartbreak over the devastating incident. The William Penn School District also reached out to provide support to students and staff affected by the tragedy.
Investigators continue to search through the burnt remains of the home as they work to uncover the full details surrounding the tragedy. The recovery operation is expected to be lengthy, with authorities vowing to ensure a thorough investigation.
Meanwhile, the surviving officers who were wounded in the incident are receiving medical treatment and are expected to recover. The entire community continues to grapple with the aftermath of the devastating event as they seek answers and comfort amidst the tragedy.