4 people killed in a shooting at a Pennsylvania car wash

At least four people were killed during a shooting at a car wash in a suburban Pennsylvania town where "everybody knows everybody." "They consider this a little patch town. It's quiet. We don't usually come up here too often," a state police trooper said.

Shots were fired around 3 a.m. at Ed's Car Wash in Melcroft, about 55 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. Police said the gunman, identified as 28-year-old Timothy O'Brien Smith, killed William Porterfield, 27; Chelsie Cline, 25; Courtney Snyder, 23; and Seth Cline, 21.

State Trooper Robert Broadwater said two of the victims were found inside a pickup truck and two others were found outside in the car wash's parking lot.

Three vehicles were towed from the location, two of which were pickup trucks — including the one that two of the victims were found in — and the other was a sedan.

Smith — who officials said was armed with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, .308-caliber rifle and 9mm handgun and was wearing a body armor carrier without the ballistic panels inserted — remained in a hospital on life support as of late Sunday afternoon, and isn't expected to survive.

Police said it was possible that Smith's gunshot wound was self-inflicted.

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