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Update: Coroner called after shooting in East Pennsboro Township

John Miller called 911 and said he had shot his wife and daughter, police said. His daughter was found dead, while his wife sustained life-threatening injuries.
Credit: East Pennsboro Township Police Department
John Miller

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. — UPDATE (April 11): Police arrested a man in connection with the shooting death of his daughter on Saturday night.

On April 10, officers were called to a home on the first block of Greenmont Drive in Enola for a domestic dispute. Officers said it was a fight between a father and a daughter and left the scene.

Shortly after, police got a 911 call to the same address from John Miller, 78, who said he had shot and killed his wife and daughter, police said.

"(Miller) said they were beyond help," police said in the criminal complaint. Miller allegedly told police he had used a "38mm" to shoot the victims and that the gun was on a table in the living room.

Miller met responding officers at his residence, police say.

Officers found Miller's daughter dead on the kitchen floor of the home. She had sustained an apparent gunshot wound to the head, police say.

Miller's wife was found inside a small bedroom, suffering life-threatening injuries from two gunshot wounds to the head, police say. The victim was conscious and made several statements to police that Miller had shot her, according to the complaint.

She was taken to Penn State Holy Spirit for treatment but her current condition is unknown.

Police took Miller into custody at the scene. He and the victims were the only people present in the home at the time of the alleged shooting, police say.

Miller is in Cumberland County Prison facing homicide charges.

PREVIOUS: The coroner was called following a shooting in East Pennsboro Township Saturday night, according to emergency dispatch.

The shooting happened shortly before 7 p.m. on the first block of Greenmont Drive, dispatch said.

There is no word on how the shooting happened.