The names of the suspect and victim in a murder-suicide case are released.
The shootings happened on Monday night on the 2100 block of East 20th Street.
According to Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook, the victim is 45-year old Wendy Knepper of Erie.
The coroner saying her death was ruled a homicide and she died in surgery following gunshot wounds to the chest. The suspect in the case is 51-year old Mark Plizga of Harborcreek.
Plizga’s death was ruled a suicide with a gunshot wound to the head.
Erie Police say it is believed the two were in some form of a relationship and they are continuing to investigate what led to the shooting.