Police were called to Curtin Street in Osceola Mills Friday morning for a double homicide that also resulted in the shooter committing suicide. Cody L. Bush, 26, of Osceola Mills, shot and killed Victoria A. Schultz, 22, and her mother, Beth A. Schultz, 47, both of Osceola Mills, before turning the gun on himself after leaving the scene. A third victim, Jessica A. Schultz, 25, is being treated at UPMC Altoona.

OSCEOLA MILLS — Three people are dead, including the suspect, and another person is in critical condition following a shooting in Osceola Mills Friday morning.

At approximately 7:35 a.m. Friday, Cody L. Bush, 26, of Osceola Mills, shot three people, killing two, at 608 Curtin St., Osceola Mills.

Friday afternoon, police released the names of the victims – Victoria A. Schultz, 22, and Beth A. Schultz, 47, both of Osceola Mills. The third person, Jessica A. Schultz, 25, is currently undergoing treatment at UPMC Altoona.

Clearfield County District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr. said it was a domestic incident where Bush shot and killed his ex-girlfriend, Victoria Schultz and her mother, Beth Schultz. The third victim is the ex-girlfriend’s sister.

Shaw said the incident occurred in the garage of the home.

Bush then fled the scene in his vehicle. During the manhunt, state police located Bush outside of his vehicle along state Route 53 in the area of Coal Run Road, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

This isn’t the first domestic incident at the home. On Wednesday, the state police investigated a harassment at 608 Curtin St., Osceola Mills, where Bush threatened to harm Victoria Schultz and her family. The police report states charges were filed against Bush. However, the charges were not listed in the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania Web Portal as of Saturday evening.

And according to court documents, on Nov. 1, Bush was charged with stalking and harassment for an incident in Osceola Mills. He was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Jerome Nevling and was incarcerated in the Clearfield County Jail on $25,000 monetary bail, but he posted bail later that day and was released.

The courthouse was closed Friday for the holiday so The Progress could not obtain the criminal complaints on the two incidents.

Progress newspaper carrier Jeff Teats said he was one of the first people on the scene. He said he was delivering papers on Elizabeth Street with his friend when they heard several gunshots nearby. He said he thought it was strange because it was too close for turkey hunting.

He then heard screaming and responded to the Curtin Street address. When he got there, a neighbor was screaming and pointing. Lying on the ground was a woman deceased with a gunshot wound in front of the detached garage of a home. He said there was a second woman outside the garage, who was also shot, but was still alive and badly wounded.

He told the neighbor to call the police and an ambulance. He asked the neighbor to get some towels to apply pressure to her wounds. Shortly after, emergency responders arrived on the scene.

Teats said he didn’t see the third victim or Bush.

Also assisting with police at the scene was the Clearfield County District Attorney’s Office and the Clearfield County Coroner’s Office, as police are still investigating.

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