By Amechi Idumuebor, For Agenda Watchdog, May 6, 2020
(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – A well-respected University of Pittsburgh Medical Center researcher was said to have been on the verge of ‘incredibly significant findings’ related to the coronavirus when police say he was killed in an apparent murder-suicide.
Dr Bing Liu, 37, was alone at his home in the 200 block of Elm Court in Ross Township on Saturday afternoon when another man – identified as 46-year-old Hao Gu – allegedly entered the residence through an unlocked door and opened fire.
Liu was struck by bullets in the head, neck and torso, and died of his injuries.
His wife was not home at the time of the homicide. The couple do not have children.
Police said Gu then returned to his car parked 100 yards away at Charlemagne Circle and turned the gun on himself.
According to police, Liu and Gu knew each other prior to the murder-suicide, but they would not elaborate on the nature of their relationship or speculate about a motive.
Nothing was reported missing from Liu’s home, and police said there is no danger to the public.
Liu was a research assistant professor in UPMC’s Computational and Systems Biology Department, according to a statement released by his employer announcing his untimely death.