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Middletown woman charged with murder after shooting sister, police say

Published: Oct. 20, 2021 at 11:29 AM EDT
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MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WXIX) - A woman has been arrested for murder after police say she shot her sister early Wednesday.

It happened around 8:40 a.m. in the 1600 block of Lafayette Avenue.

Monica Pennington was identified as the suspected shooter a few hours later, police wrote on Twitter.

Officers arrived at the scene to find the victim, Pamela Pennington, with a gunshot wound, Middletown Police Chief David Birk said.

Pamela was taken to Atrium Medical Center but later died, a city spokesperson confirmed to FOX19 NOW.

Monica was charged with murder in connection with the shooting around 2:25 p.m., according to police.

According to Chief Birk, Pennington admitted to shooting her sister during an argument.

He said alcohol was involved.

“I mean everybody has disturbances, but to take it this level is extreme,” Chief Birk explained.

The investigation is ongoing.

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