Two men wanted in Silver Spring Township shooting death
Nov 19, 2012 (The Sentinel - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Two individuals are wanted by police in the apparent shooting death of a gas station attendant in Silver Spring Township.
According to Silver Spring Township Police, officers were dispatched at 10:35 p.m. Sunday to the Hess Gas Station in the 7000 block of Carlisle Pike after a customer entered the store and found the body of the store clerk, 55-year-old Linda Ness of Carlisle.
Richard Hammon, Superintendent of Police said the incident occurred roughly between 10:25 to 10:35 p.m.
"When officers arrived they found the body of the female clerk behind the counter," he said.
Ness was identified as the victim, and her death will be determined by a later autopsy, but preliminary investigation indicate the manner of her death as a possible gunshot wound, he said.
Police are collecting evidence, include video surveillance of the incident, which police say showed two individuals were involved.
When asked what the videos show, Hammon said, "it shows what occurred inside the store."
Police are looking for the two suspects, possibly men, who are described as a tall and short, wearing masks.
"As of yet we really don't know what we are looking for other than two people ... that is about the best we can say at this point," he said at the scene Monday morning.
One of the men, the shorter of the two, was wearing what police believe is a backpack, and are attempting to determine if there are any distinctive features that may help in identification.
"We have to do enhancement of the tapes before we do that," he said.
Police are also currently unsure if a vehicle was involved in the incident, and are asking anyone who may have been in the store prior to the incident or who may have been driving by or seen something to contact the department at 697-0607.
"We do not have outside surveillance, only the inside, so we need to know if somebody saw a vehicle, or even better than that, two individuals walking down the road with a backpack," he said.
Police say the suspects should be considered armed and dangerous.
Hammon said that preliminary investigation shows that it appears that nothing was taken from the store.
A further media briefing will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at the Silver Spring Township Police Offices.
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