Suspect arrested after Massachusetts deaths

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DUDLEY, Mass. (AP) – Two people were killed and a woman injured in a shooting early Monday morning in an apartment, authorities said.

All three victims were shot in the head at 25 West Main St., and the incident was reported at 12:42 a.m., according to the Worcester district attorney’s office.

The address is a thrift store on the ground floor with apartments on the two upper floors, according to broadcast reports.

Police arrested Christin Muller, 26, of Webster, in connection with the shooting, said Tim Connolly, spokesman for Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early.

Connolly said Muller is facing two counts of murder and one count of armed assault to commit murder.

He will be arraigned Tuesday in Dudley District Court, he said.

Detectives developed information that led them to the suspect, and police observed him for a while before arresting him, he said.

Investigations, however, are still searching for the murder weapon during the ongoing probe, Early said.

Connolly declined to discuss any relationship between the suspect and the victims, whose names were not immediately released. The dead include a man in his 30s and a woman in her 20s, and the injured woman is also in her 20s, he said.

Police Chief Steven Wojnar told the Telegram & Gazette of Worcester one person was dead when police arrived at the apartment, while the other died later. The injured woman had gunshot wounds that were not life threatening, he said.

Wojnar said he believed the victims knew their assailant and the incident was not a random act of violence.

Dudley is a town of about 9,500 residents about 60 miles southwest of Boston.

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