At approximately 4:20 am on Monday December 6, Ephrata Police were dispatched to 202 Mortar Lane in Ephrata Borough for a weapons call.
According to the dispatch, the man was brandishing a rifle in the home. Active shots were reported as officers responded.
Police arrived to find a 19-year-old female dead from the gunfire. They also found a 61-year-old male of the same address, dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The preliminary investigation, which included witness interviews and crime scene analysis, suggests that his incident was a murder/suicide.