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Police ID victims of murder-suicide in Enola

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ENOLA, Pa. (WHTM) -

Authorities have identified the victims of a murder-suicide in Cumberland County.

Melissa Harris, 43, of York, shot 46-year-old Lisa Goss and then took her own life inside Goss's Enola townhouse early Sunday afternoon, according to Cumberland County Coroner Todd Eckenrode.

Both woman died from a single gunshot wound to the head.

East Pennsboro Township police Chief Todd Bashore said Harris and Goss had been in a romantic relationship and had lived together at Sterling Court before Harris moved out within the last few months.

He said the women were moving some belongings out of the townhouse before the shootings occurred at around 1 p.m.

Investigators said Goss's 17-year-old son was in the home, but did not witness the shooting.

"He heard a loud bang and he didn't quite know what it was," Det. Sgt. Mike Cotton said. "When he opened the door, he came face to face with Melissa, who was holding the gun. Melissa turned around and fired a shot at him."

The teen called 911 and hid in a closet until officers arrived, authorities said.

Police also confirmed that a green Ford station wagon they removed from the scene belonged to Harris. The said they had received a report a few weeks ago that Harris was sleeping in the car in Goss's neighborhood.

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