Woman shot to death outside Pa. bar

September 07, 1997


Staff Writer, Chambersburg

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man shot a woman to death before turning the gun on himself in a parking lot early Sunday morning, according to Chambersburg Police.

Police said Kevin J. Barrett, 34, of 627 Siloam Road, is currently listed in serious condition at an unknown hospital.

A charge of criminal homicide has been filed against Barrett for allegedly shooting Wendy Wise Schuchman, 32, of 136 Kennedy St., at 2:21 a.m. in the rear parking lot of Siggy's Food and Spirits, 454 Norland Ave., police said.

Schuchman was pronounced dead at Chambersburg Hospital at 2:40 a.m., said Chief Deputy Coroner Jeffrey Conner.

An autopsy is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. today, he said.

Conner would not release where Schuchman was shot or with what kind of weapon.

According to police, Barrett approached Schuchman in the parking lot as she exited the restaurant and shot her. Barrett then shot himself with the same weapon, police said.

The Herald-Mail Articles