Suspect Arrested After Two Were Shot Dead in Bucks County Campground
Authorities say that two people dead and a suspect has been arrested following a shooting at a Bucks County campground early Saturday morning.
Gunfire erupted at the Homestead Campground on Allentown Road in West Rockhill Township around 2 am Saturday morning, authorities say.
It's believed that 16 family members and friends were having a reunion in the campground when an argument erupted between the gunman and his girlfriend, according to the Bucks County District Attorney.
The suspect has been identified as 40-year-old Miles Jones. The district attorney's office says that Jones was attending the reunion with his girlfriend. Jones himself was not a member of the family, which made the reunion an annual tradition, the district attorney's office said on Saturday.
Police say that the girlfriend's family sent Jones to a vehicle to "go cool down" in a car following the argument. About 15 minutes later, police say that Jones returned to the scene with a loaded gun, and he fired several shots.
Two men from Philadelphia were killed in the shooting. They were identified as 46-year-old Arthur Hill and 41-year-old Eric Braxton, officials say. Both men leave behind children.
The suspect has been arranged on counts of criminal homicide, possession of an instrument of crime and thirteen counts of recklessly endangering another person, the district attorney announced.
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