Two people are dead following an apparent murder-suicide in Galena around 3:30 p.m Sunday afternoon.
An argument between 50-year-old Danny Allen Pennock and his father, 77-year-old Danny Wayne Pennock, led to Danny Allen shooting his father before turning the gun on himself.
“Our preliminary investigation indicates 50 year old Danny Allen Pennock and his father, 77 year-old Danny Wayne Pennock, were involved in a verbal altercation when Danny Allen Pennock retrieved a firearm, shot and killed his father, before then shooting and killing himself,” according to Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves.
Two women, who also reside at the home with Danny Allen and Danny Wayne Pennock, were not injured during the shooting.
In addition to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, who is investigating the incident, officers with the Baxter Springs Police Department, Kansas Highway Patrol and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks also responded.
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