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Police: Woman in Washington County murder-suicide was 7 months pregnant

April 7, 2018 GMT

A pregnant woman was shot and killed Wednesday night in what authorities said was a murder-suicide at a Washington County apartment building.

A resident of Southpointe Town Center in Cecil called 911 around 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday to report hearing gunshots and seeing bullet holes in a hallway wall on the second floor of the building, according to police.

The Washington County SWAT team was dispatched to the scene after responding officers received no response from the apartment.

A robot equipped with a camera was sent into the apartment to investigate and found the bodies of a man and a woman.

The couple was identified as Naader E. Rizk, 38, and Michelle A. Krek, 35, who was about seven months pregnant, according to Washington County Coroner Timothy Warco.

Rizk lived in the apartment and Krek lived on Missouri Avenue in Bridgeville, according to Warco.

Both died from gunshot wounds, according to the coroner.

Cecil police are investigating the circumstances leading up to the incident.

Tony LaRussa is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-772-6368 or tlarussa@tribweb.com or via Twitter @TonyLaRussaTrib.