A Coronavirus researcher living in Pittsburgh and was reportedly close to a breakthrough on the disease has now been killed in what at first glance has been called a “murder-suicide.” As CBS Pittsburgh reports:
ROSS TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – A researcher killed in an apparent murder-suicide was close to “making very significant findings” related to the coronavirus, his department at the University of Pittsburgh said.
Two shootings that happened over the weekend in Ross Township appear to be a murder-suicide, according to police.
On May 2, police said 37-year-old Dr. Bing Liu was found dead in his home on Elm Court from apparent gunshot wounds to his head, neck and torso. Investigators say they now believe his death is a homicide.
A second man, later identified as Hao Gu, was also found dead in his car on Charlemagne Circle, near Elm Court. Police say it appears he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Police have confirmed that the new two men knew each other, and that Gu killed Liu before returning to his car and taking his own life, detectives are continuing to investigate the crime.