LEESPORT, Pa. — A woman was fatally shot and her husband gravely injured by a self-inflicted gunshot wound following a domestic incident Saturday night inside a home on Centre Avenue in Leesport, according to authorities.
"A horrific incident in Leesport, and our thoughts and prayers are with this family as they go through this," said Berks County District Attorney John Adams.
Adams said the woman, Heidi Lopez, was shot by her husband, Ernesto Lopez, who Adams said suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound. We are told he is in grave condition.
Adams said detectives from his office were called to the scene.
"There were a number of family members in the residence at the time of this shooting," he said. "Many of those family members, including children, witnessed this event and this very tragic and horrific domestic violence incident.
Ernesto Lopez was taken to Reading Hospital, Adams said.
Lane Shober, who lives on Centre Avenue, said she heard what sounded like gunshots.
"When the coroner showed up, I knew it was bad," Shober said. "Now, I'm a little shaken up, and you just never know who's living next door."
Adams said the couple's children are currently being cared for by another family member.