It has been reported that an American man who became upset following the loss of his job due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has shot his girlfriend after which he killed himself in an attempted murder-suicide.
According to report made by authorities, it reported that they were called to the home in Wilson Borough, about 70 miles northeast of Philadelphia, around 1:20 p.m. on Monday for reports of multiple shots fired.
It was further garthered that by the time the officers arrived at the scene, they found Roderick Bliss IV, 38, unresponsive and not breathing with “obvious gunshot injuries,”
According to police, a semi-automatic pistol was discovered close to his lifeless body.
A coroner ruled his death a suicide.
Before he killed himself, he shot his girlfriend, 43, who police said they found suffering from a gunshot wound to the back and was taken to the hospital to undergo surgery.
However, the Wilson Borough’s police department, in a press release disclosed that the girlfriend survived the attack and have been hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. She is currently recovering in the intensive care unit.
The woman and other witnesses told police that Bliss had “become increasingly upset over the COVID-19 pandemic” and was very upset over recently losing his job, the press release states.
The Wilson Borough’s police department further said:
“He went into the basement and came outside on to the rear porch with the victim. While holding the handgun, Bliss told the victim, ‘I already talked to god and I have to do this’. The victim ran off of the porch and he shot at her four times striking her once, Bliss then shot himself.”