2 dead following domestic shooting in Cheltenham Township: Police

ELKINS PARK, Pennsylvania -- Authorities are investigating after two adults were shot and killed on Saturday at a home in Cheltenham Township.

Police were called to a home in the 7700 block of Green Valley Road just before noon after reports of gunfire.

When police arrived, they found two adults dead inside the house.

According to sources, a husband and wife lived in the home, along with the wife's mother.

Sources said the man shot and killed the women, and when officers arrived on the scene, he confessed to the crime.

Joe Saunders said it was his sister and mother who were killed. He said he never heard of any domestic issues among the three adults.

"I don't understand what happened. I don't know what happened," Saunders said.

Saunders said maybe his 75-year-old mother sensed tragedy when she called him a few days ago for information to write her will.

"My mother asked me the other day for my social security number. I'm like, 'Mom for what?' So now I think this was it. She must have known this was coming down the line," he said.

Saunders said he is now hoping he can take custody of his sister's two children.

Neighbors who live in the area said the family was always pleasant and they would often see the father outside.

"They were relatively new to the neighborhood, maybe four or five years," said Craig Brown, who lives nearby. "But I knew them to be...pleasant, kind...I don't know, it's very shocking."

Saturday's shooting marks the third and fourth homicide in Montgomery County since the pandemic began in mid-March, authorities said. The homicides have been domestic, according to the district attorney's office, which is currently investigating the shooting.