A woman has been charged with shooting and killing two of her children in Ambridge, Beaver County on Monday, District Attorney David Lozier confirmed.
Krisinda Bright, 48, has been charged with two counts of criminal homicide. She is being held in the county jail without bond.
The victims have been identified as Jeffrey Bright, 16, of Ambridge, and Jasmine Cannady, 22, of Ambridge.
Both victims died of gunshot wounds to the head.
The two victims were found dead inside a home following the shooting in the 900 block of Maplewood Avenue around 1:30 p.m.
Ambridge police said an investigation with county detectives Bureau and the coroner’s office is ongoing.
On Monday, the Ambridge Area School District released the following statement about the loss of a student in the community, though they did not immediately make a connection with this case:
“It is with deep regret that we inform you about a recent loss to our school community. On Monday, February 22, 2021, a student at Ambridge High School, passed away. This loss is sure to raise many emotions, concerns, and questions for our entire school, especially our students.
The Ambridge Area School District has a Crisis Intervention Team made up of professionals trained to help with the needs of students, parents, and school personnel at difficult times such as this. The District has counselors available for any student who may need or want help or any type of assistance surrounding this loss. We encourage you, as parents, to also feel free to use our resources.
If you would like additional information or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Janice Zupsic, High School principal at [email protected] or call 724-266-2833 Ext. 2287. Additionally, Val Misencik can be reached at 724-266-2833 Ext. 2377 to assist you in reaching a counselor for support.
We are saddened by the loss to our school community and will make every effort to help you and your child.”
This is a developing story. Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 will continue to update this article as more information becomes available.
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