Chelsie Cline, Melcroft Shooting Victim: Photos
Four innocent lives were lost in the mindless shooting in Melcroft, Pennsylvania. The shooting at the Ed’s Car Wash was crazy as the suspect, said to be a jilted lover of one of the slain women, opened fire without any perceptible cause.
Among the four victims who were pronounced death immediately after the reckless shooting was Chelsie Cline. It is being said that Timothy Smith was her ex-boyfriend who massacred not just her, but three other people in Melcroft, Pennsylvania.
Timothy O’Brien Smith, who was armed to the teeth with semi-automatic rifles and wearing body armor took the life of the four innocent people at a car wash in this sleepy town. It was late in the night when the bursts of semi-automatic rifles destroyed the peace and tranquility of the tow, killing four people and injuring two others, including the suspect. The incident happened around 3 a.m. on Sunday, January 28, 2018.
Four victims in the shooting incident have been identified. This include Cortney Snyder, 23; Seth Cline, 21; and William Porterfield, 29. Chelsie Cline was 25.
While officials remain tight-lipped about the shooting, local media indicate that the shooting was the result of a domestic dispute. Reportsclaim that Chelsie Cline’s sister said the shooter is a man that Chelsie previously dated. That man was later identified as Tim Smith.
The acquantainces of the people involved in the shooting took to the social media to talk about the incident. A woman while writing on Facebook said, “It’s my cousins….and those who was MURDERED did nothing wrong!! The lunatic who chased them down shot them all, then his self! He was a jealous X of one of his victims….that’s what happened!!!”
That’s a scary thought considering this is him! Holy crap! pic.twitter.com/HLDezvNfGy
— Miss Sassy 💋 (@MissSassyIA) January 28, 2018
This is the suspected shooter who killed 4 in Fayette County. 28-yr-old Tim Smith is still alive on life support. More on the tragedy tonight on Channel 11 News at 10 on Fox 53 and 11 @ 11. pic.twitter.com/JTQ4fQayGD
— Erin Clarke (@ErinClarkeWPXI) January 29, 2018
Senseless violence rocks rural Melcroft in Fayette Co, where 5 people were shot to death early this am at a car wash. One person is still hospitalized. My photographer @wpxigigi & I were first on the scene. We interviewed a man who heard the gunfire. That’s tonight at 6 pm on 11 pic.twitter.com/4myPzHtTA7
— Lori Houy (@WPXI_Lori) January 28, 2018
— Gigi (@wpxigigi) January 28, 2018
Chelsie Cline, who was apparently the main target of the shooting was reportedly a nurse. She, as per her Facebook page had studied nursing at Westmoreland County Community College and then went to Connellsville Area Career and Technical Center. She belonged to White, Pennsylvania
Chelsie Cline was mother of a young child. Chelsie Cline’s Facebook timeline is full of photos with the child. She had several issues with law enforcement in the past, but of late was trying to improve herself. “If you knew how hard it was and how long it took to rebuild my little universe of peace and happiness then you would understand why I’m so picky about who I allow in my life”, said she in one of her posts.
In the meantime, the victim’s sister has alleged that the shooter used to hound her sister. “He would leave stuff on her car. She’d get done with work and she’d come out and there would be a case of beer on her hood… Now I could see it. He has a very obsessive personality” wrote she.