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Emergency personnel block off a section of West 27th Street in Northampton Tuesday night after two people died from gunshots wounds. Copyright - Scott M. Nagy Emergency personnel block off a section of West 27th Street in Northampton Tuesday night after two people died from gunshots wounds. Copyright - Scott M. Nagy
PRESS PHOTOS BY SCOTT M. NAGYInvestigators remained on the scene of the reported murder-suicide, in the 300 block, until nearly 2 a.m. Copyright - Scott M. Nagy PRESS PHOTOS BY SCOTT M. NAGYInvestigators remained on the scene of the reported murder-suicide, in the 300 block, until nearly 2 a.m. Copyright - Scott M. Nagy

Two dead in murder-suicide in borough

Monday, January 8, 2018 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT klutterschmidt@tnonline.com in Police Log

Two people have died in a reported murder-suicide Tuesday night in the Borough of Northampton.

According to Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek, Matthew Eberhardt, 45, shot his wife, Kristin Eberhardt, 42, then turned the gun on himself inside the couple’s home, in the 300 block of West 27th Street.

Police responded to a report of gunshots about 9:45 p.m. The coroner’s office was called.

Lysek said Matthew and Kristin Eberhardt died of gunshot wounds. Kristin Eberhardt’s death was ruled a homicide, Lysek said, while Matthew’s was ruled a suicide.

Lysek said two children were in the house at the time. Borough police and representatives from both Northampton County Children and Youth and the coroner’s office aided in placing them with relatives.

An investigation is continuing, Lysek said.