Police: Man arrested after killing wife and mother in Mayfair

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Police: Man arrested after killing wife and mother in Mayfair. Walter Perez reports during Action News at 6 p.m. on March 3, 2018. (WPVI)

Police say a man is in custody after his wife and mother were murdered in Philadelphia's Mayfair section.

It happened around 7:30 p.m. Friday on the 3400 block of Chippendale Avenue.

Police say a man shot his 42-year-old wife once in the back of her head, and then shot his 71-year-old mother in the head.

His wife was pronounced dead at the scene. His mother was taken to Aria-Torresdale Hospital and was pronounced dead at 8:07 p.m.

Police say the 44-year-old man fled the scene in a silver Nissan Rogue around 9:30 p.m., leading police on a chase into Montgomery County.

The chase ended at the Bethayres Train Station on Welsh Road in Lower Moreland Township.

The suspect then exited his car and pointed a gun at police.

Officers on the scene opened fire on the suspect, hitting him in the arm.

The suspect is currently stable at Abington Hospital.

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