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33-year-old woman shot, killed in Aliquippa

| Monday, May 14, 2018, 5:06 a.m.
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A 33-year-old Aliquippa woman was fatally shot Sunday night, authorities said.

A Beaver County 911 dispatcher said the shooting was reported in the 200 block of Buchanan Street at 10:45 p.m., where police discovered the body of Rachael DelTondo in her mother's driveway.

Tribune-Review news partner WPXI-TV reported that the woman was declared dead at the scene. Aliquippa Police marked and collected at least 10 shell casings from the scene.

Beaver County Coroner David Gabauer said DelTondo died of multiple gunshot wounds to the trunk.

Authorities told the Associated Press that DelTondo had gone to an ice cream shop Sunday night and had just returned to the home in Aliquippa when she was shot multiple times in the upper body. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

DelTondo had been suspended last November from the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, according to the Associated Press. That came after school officials and others received an anonymous email containing a February 2016 Aliquippa police report that stated she had been found in a parked car with a 17-year-old former male student. No charges were filed.

Authorities have not released further details, citing the ongoing investigation. A motive remains under investigation.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. Matthew Santoni is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724 836 6660, or on Twitter @msantoni.

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