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Mother accused of shooting and killing 16 and 22-year-old children at Beaver County home – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Team

AMBRIDGE, Pa. (KDKA) – A mother is accused of shooting and killing her two children inside their home in Beaver County.

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Beaver County District Attorney David Lozier identified the suspect as Krisinda Bright, 48. She is charged with two counts of criminal homicide. Bright is currently being held in the Beaver County Jail.

Watch as Amy Wadas from KDKA reports:

The Beaver County Coroner identified the victims as Jeffrey Bright, 16, and Jasmine Cannady, 22. The two were shot in the head, the coroner said.

The Ambridge School District issued a statement late Monday evening, saying:

Dear parents or guardians:

It is with deep regret that we inform you of a recent loss to our school community. On Monday February 22, 2021, a student at Ambridge High School passed away. This loss will certainly generate many emotions, concerns and questions for our entire school, especially our students.

The Ambridge Area School District has a Crisis Response Team comprised of professionals trained to meet the needs of students, parents and school staff in difficult times like this. The District has counselors available for any student who may need or want help or any kind of assistance surrounding this loss. We encourage you, as parents, to feel free to use our resources as well.

If you would like any additional information or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Janice Zupsic, Principal of the High School at or call 724-266-2833 Ext. 2287. Additionally, Val Misencik can be reached at 724-266-2833 Ext. 2377 to help you find an advisor for support.

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We are saddened by the loss of our school community and will do all we can to help you and your child.

Ambridge Police were called to a shootout in the 900 block of Maplewood Avenue on Monday afternoon.

(Photo: Royce Jones of KDKA)

Mother accused of shooting and killing 16 and 22-year-old children at Beaver County home – CBS Pittsburgh

(Photo: Royce Jones of KDKA)

When they arrived, they found two dead people in a house. Ambridge Police Chief John DeLuca called it a “horrific scene”.

Officials say Bright called 911 after the shooting to report the crimes. She let them into the house and it was then that the police found two bodies in two different rooms.

Police closed the block as they gathered evidence.

KDKA spoke to a witness who cycled past earlier and said he spotted a woman on the porch of a house handcuffed by police. Another witness said she was walking home to her son’s friend after a sleepover while this was all going on.

“I said, ‘Is it safe for us to take him home?’ and they said, “We have to escort you. And I said, “ That’s good, but is that sure, what happened, did something bad happen? He said, “We can’t tell you,” said Rachel Kruze.

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Stay with KDKA for the latest news on this developing story.


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