EAST LANSDOWNE, Pennsylvania – Six family members are feared dead and three bodies have been found following a devastating house fire and shooting that wounded two officers in East Lansdowne, Pennsylvania.
Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer revealed that the three adults and three children who lived in the home are believed to have perished. Their identities have not been fully disclosed, but the family of Britni McLaughlin-Le has confirmed that she was among the victims, along with her husband, Xuong Le, and their three children: Natalya Le, Nakayla Le, and Xavier Le.
Two days after the tragic event, surviving family members are remembering the “loving” couple and their three children who tragically lost their lives. The McLaughlin family released a statement describing Britni and Xuong as a happily married couple for 17 years, devoted parents to their children, and beloved friends within the community.
The William Penn School District has reached out to offer support to students and staff, providing counseling resources in the wake of this devastating loss. The deadly fire has deeply affected the community, with neighbors and friends expressing their grief and shock. Meanwhile, investigators continue to search for the missing bodies as the recovery process remains ongoing.
The tragedy unfolded when two police officers responded to a report of a girl being shot and encountered a gunman inside the home, who immediately opened fire. Both officers were injured and are now recovering in the hospital, while details surrounding the suspected shooter and the cause of the incident remain under investigation.
The entire block was evacuated during the shooting and subsequent fire, with police officers and the fire department taking necessary precautions while attempting to manage the situation. As the community grapples with the aftermath, investigators will continue to piece together the events leading up to this devastating and shocking incident.