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Parents killed, man dead, 2 officers injured in shooting

MOUNT LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — A man who called 911 to report he had shot and killed his parents later opened fire on police who responded to the family’s home in western Pennsylvania, injuring two officers, authorities said.

The man then drove away from the Mount Lebanon home and led officers on a car chase before he crashed the vehicle. He was then found dead from what authorities believe was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The 25-year-old man reported the shooting around 12:15 a.m. Thursday, saying his parents were dead and he wanted to surrender, authorities said. The man said he had argued with his parents — a 65-year-old man and a 59-year-old woman — inside their home. The names of the man and his parents were not released.

Officers arrived at the residence and made contact with the man, but he soon started shooting and police responded with gunfire, authorities said. A Dormont police officer was shot in the torso during the exchange, but was not seriously injured because he was wearing a bulletproof vest, authorities said. He was treated at a hospital and was later released.

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