2009-05-07 / Local & State

Pittsburgh Police Hunt Man In Murder Of 2 Sisters

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh police are conducting a manhunt for a man charged with two counts of homicide in the deaths of two sisters shot in their home as their children slept.

SWAT team members and homicide investigators, with the help of police dogs and a helicopter, searched Saturday for 27- year-old Mario Parker, of Hazlewood.

Investigators allege that he was one of two gunmen who shot 21-year-old Daneen Robinson and 32-year-old Rachel Robinson in their home early Friday as their children - ages 9, 5, and 3 - slept upstairs. The children are now staying with relatives.

Police say Parker, who lives nearby, faces 15 additional charges in the double homicide. Authorities have declined to say whether they have identified the second suspect.

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