Investigators have revealed new details about the motive behind the Halloween shooting on Bristol Pike in Pennsylvania. According to sources, the motive appears to be revenge, although the 19-year-old shooter may not have intended to kill the victim, Sean Hughes. Two others were injured in the incident and are currently recovering. The suspected shooter is deceased, but police have identified another man, 25-year-old Joshua Marquez, who was in the car with Hughes. Marquez is currently in custody in an Ohio jail.
The shooting occurred on Halloween night, a time when thousands of children were out on the streets. The shooter fired into a crowd of kids and young adults, causing panic and fear among the community. The vehicle used in the shooting, a 2014 gray Honda Elantra, was identified through license plate readers and intersection cameras.
As loved ones mourned the loss of Peter Romano, police continued their investigation. The stolen Hyundai Elantra, believed to have been used in the homicide, was flagged by authorities nationwide. The police chief in Marysville, Ohio, stated that officers were alerted about the armed and dangerous suspect. A chase ensued, and when stop sticks were deployed, the driver and passenger fled on foot. The driver later took his own life with a gun, while the passenger was found hiding in the brush nearby.
Authorities are uncertain if Hughes acted alone or if others, including Joshua Marquez, were involved in the shooting. Investigators are currently looking into Marquez’s whereabouts at the time of the incident. Marquez, a felon, was found in possession of a loaded weapon when he was apprehended in Ohio.
Police are urging the public to provide any information that may help in identifying possible accomplices involved in the homicide.