37-year-old Bing Liu was fatally shot in his head, torso, and neck last weekend in Ross Township, Pennsylvania. Authorities have deemed Liu’s death as a murder-suicide.
Bing Liu was employed by the University School of Medicine and worked as a research assistant professor, a statement from his department released on Monday said.
“Bing was on the verge of making very significant findings toward understanding the cellular mechanisms that underlie SARS-CoV-2 infection and the cellular basis of the following complications.
We will make an effort to complete what he started in an effort to pay homage to his scientific excellence,” KDKA said the department wrote on its website.
“His loss will be felt throughout the entire scientific community. Please keep his family, friends, and colleagues in your thoughts. Thank you,” the department mentioned.
Police also found a second man on Charlemagne Circle near Elm Court who was dead in his car from an apparent gunshot wound to the head that was self-inflicted.
Investigators said the two victims knew each other and believed the man went back to his car and killed himself after fatally shooting Bing Liu at Liu’s Elm Court home.
There is a continuing investigation being led by Ross Township detectives into possible motives and the circumstances for the crime.
It is believed by police that there is not another suspect at large who is a danger to the public.
It is unclear what projects Mr. Liu was researching, but UPMC published a paper last month that reveals its scientists were developing a COVID-19 vaccine that has been successful in tests on mice.
The chairman of dermatology at UPMC named Dr. Louis Falo said the vaccine doesn’t use a needle. The new form of a vaccine is kind of like a bandaid that sticks to your skin, and gradually disintegrates then disappears completely.
“It’s actually pretty painless — it feels kind of like Velcro,” he mentioned.
There was a motive to have the researcher killed, and the official story seems suspicious.
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