A woman in Pennsylvania has been charged with homicide in connection with the shooting that claimed the lives of her two daughters.

Ambridge Police Department responded to the home on Monday afternoon and found two unresponsive people who both had gunshot wounds. They were pronounced dead at the scene, which Ambridge Police Chief John DeLuca described as "gruesome."

The accused, identified as 48-year-old Krisinda Bright, called 911 after the shooting to report the crime, officials said. She also allowed the responding officers to enter the home, after which they found the bodies on the two women in different rooms.

The victims were identified as 16-year-old Kiara Bright and 22-year-old Jasmine Cannady by Beaver County District Attorney David Lozier, who confirmed that the two had been shot in the head, KDKA reported.

The accused was taken into custody and charged with two counts of criminal homicide. She is currently being held in the Beaver County Jail.

Lozier said the investigation was ongoing. However, officers were not looking for any other suspects in connection with the case. The motive behind the crime was not known.

The teen was a student at Ambridge Area High School.

"It is with deep regret that we inform you about a recent loss to our school community. On Monday, February 22, 2021, a student at Ambridge High School, passed away. This loss is sure to raise many emotions, concerns, and questions for our entire school, especially our students," the school said in a letter to parents, WPXI reported.

The statement also assured everyone that the school has a Crisis Intervention team composed of professionals who were trained to help students, parents and school personnel during trying times. It also said that the district has counselors who can accommodate students who may need or want help or any kind of assistance.

"We encourage you, as parents, to also feel free to use our resources. If you would like additional information or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Janice Zupsic, High School principal," the school added.

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