A shooting in a doctor’s office at 7665 Maple Ave in Merchantville, New Jersey has left two people dead, reports the Courier-Post.
Ambulance leaves police standoff w sirens on across from Tortilla Press in Merchantville. Officer with dog enters the building. @cpsj
— Steve Wood (@CP_SteveWood) June 18, 2013
This is a breaking story so please stay tuned for updates.
Here’s what we know so far…
1. A Man Killed His Wife After She Filed For Divorce
Medical center on Maple Avenue where shooting took place. pic.twitter.com/ZnX7ttNqsv
— Angelo Fichera (@AJFichera) June 18, 2013
NBC 10 reports that Dr. Michelle Liggio was shot and killed by her husband, Christopher, after he arrived at the office during lunch. The couple had been arguing over their upcoming divorce.
Liggio, according to HealthGrades.com, is a 47-year-old osteopath who graduated the UMDNJ School Of Osteopathic Medicine. She ran a family practice in Merchantville/Pennsauken.
2. SWAT Teams Arrived on the Scene
Police from Merchantville and neighboring Pennsauken were on scene with rifles drawn. A SWAT Team has been called to scene.
3. Liggio’s Husband is Reported to Have Fired 5 Shots
— Phaedra Trethan (@CP_Phaedra) June 18, 2013
Acccording to WPVI, who reported that at least five shots were fired, they also say “there is not an active search for a suspect at this time.”
Co-workers have told police that they heard Miggio saying “No, No, No,” before the shots were heard, reports NBC 10.
4. The Neighborhood is on Lockdown
The entire neighborhood at the 7700 block of Maple Avenue is on lockdown.
5. The Couple Had 2 Children
The family lived in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.