Wed January 22, 2014
Two dead in apparent murder/attempted suicide in Cattaraugus County
Two people were shot and killed in the Cattaraugus County Hamlet of Limestone Wednesday. A third person, believed to have attempted suicide, has been taken to an Erie, PA hospital.
County Sheriff Timothy Whitcomb tells WBFO News his officer received a call of shots fired on Nichols Run Road around 12:20 p.m. Authorities discovered the two victims and located a third individual suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
That individual was taken by helicopter to Hamot Medical Center in Erie. Their condition is unknown.
"It's a rural county. There's not too many strangers here in Cattaraugus County," Whitcomb says.
The identities of the persons involved are being withheld pending notification of their families.
Limestone is a small community of around 400 residents near the Pennsylvania state line, roughly 20 miles away from the City of Olean.