DALLAS TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Luzerne County Coroner Francis Hacken tells Eyewitness News a father shot his 4-year-old son, then himself in a Dallas Township shooting Monday night.
The coroner stated around 8:00 p.m., a 38-year-old man and a 4-year-old boy were found dead at a home on Harris Street.
Autopsies were done revealed the child died due to traumatic injuries as a result of a gunshot wound. While the man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the coroner.
Their identities have not been released.
A local nonprofit wants the public to know there is help available.
Eyewitness News sat down with Suzanne Beck, CEO of the victim’s resource center in Wilkes-Barre.
She wants survivors to know they aren’t alone and that there is a support group available to them.
“We can have survivors meet with and talk to other homicide survivors, and those are truly the only people who can say, I know how you feel,” stated Beck.
The victim’s resource center is available 24 hours a day. They can also provide victims compensation.
“In cases of homicide that can cover funeral expenses, it can cover a large variety of different types of expenses and a lot of people aren’t aware of that,” explained Beck.
District Attorney Sam Sanguedolce stated more information will be released. Dallas Township Police is investigating the case further.
For more information on the victim’s resource center head over to their website.
Eyewitness News will update you with the latest information as it is released.