ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. (WKBN) — Two victims that were involved in a double shooting in Ellwood City Monday have been identified by police.
Police have identified the fatal victim as Krista Knechtel, 42 and the other victim as Cassidy Smith, 24.
Reports state Keegan Willis-King, 23, was taken into custody and charged with criminal homicide and attempted criminal homicide on Tuesday.
Officers were called to an apartment building on the 200 block of First Street around 5 p.m. Monday and heard four to five gunshots when they surrounded the area.
Officers said they found that Knechtel was shot multiple times in the head and facial area and was found deceased.
Smith, who was shot in the head was also found still breathing by police . Officers said she is in critical condition at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown.
Police said when they saw Willis-King, he was covered in blood and had a handgun. Police said he then surrendered to them.
Ellwood City Police Department was assisted by PSP New Castle, Franklin Township Police, North Sewickley Township Police, Shenango Township Police and the Lawrence County District Attorney SIU unit in this incident.