Trinh T. Nguyen, 38, has been arrested after shooting her two sons, ages 9 and 13, in the head, and attempting to shoot her Timber Ridge Road neighbor.
According to Bucks County District Attorney, Upper Makefield Township law enforcement responded to the residence at around 7 a.m. on Monday, May 2. They were told by the neighbor, who works with Nguyen’s ex-husband, that she delivered a box of photos to be given to her ex-husband. She pointed a gun at his face, but the neighbor disarmed her and she fled.
When police arrived, they found her sons still alive, but with gunshot wounds to their heads. At St. Mary Medical Center, they were being kept on life support until their organs could be donated. At 11:30 a.m., police found and arrested Nguyen, who was under the influence of drugs, at a church.
A motive has yet to be announced. Weintraub said it’s possible Nguyen attempted suicide but didn’t succeed.
In response to the incident, state Sen. Steve Santarsiero released the following statement:
“This morning, an unspeakable tragedy occurred in Upper Makefield Township when two young children were shot in a domestic incident in their home. Our first responders arrived at the scene and rushed the two young victims to St. Mary Medical Center. As the two victims remain on life support, awaiting organ donation, my heart breaks for the young lives taken too soon.
“The police and EMTs from Upper Makefield Township Police Department and the neighboring departments that provided support deserve our thanks and appreciation for all they did today, and all they do every day, in responding to crisis situations like this. Families seeking counseling and crisis services are encouraged to reach out to the Network of Victim Assistance free hotline at 1-800-675-6900.”