LEESPORT, Pa. — The man who fatally shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself inside a home in Leesport over the weekend has died of his injuries, according to Berks County District Attorney John Adams.
Ernesto Lopez died Sunday evening at Reading Hospital of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Adams said.
Investigators said Lopez shot and killed his wife, Heidi Lopez, Saturday evening during a domestic dispute at a home on Centre Avenue. He then shot himself, authorities said.
"There were a number of family members in the residence at the time of this shooting," Adams said. "Many of those family members, including children, witnessed this event and this very tragic and horrific domestic violence incident."
Authorities are calling the double shooting a murder-suicide.