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Glock-toting Amish country soccer mom shot dead

Meleanie Hain, the soccer mom who openly sported a holstered Glock 26 at a daughter's games, and her husband, Scott, were found dead of gunshot wounds last night at their Lebanon, Pa., home, according to police.

Meleanie Hain, the soccer mom who openly sported a holstered Glock 26 at a daughter's games, and her husband, Scott, were found dead of gunshot wounds last night at their Lebanon, Pa., home, according to police.

"Some media outlets have gone to the stretch of calling it a murder-suicide," said Chief Daniel Wright. "The coroner's office and the police are calling it a death investigation."

Police believe no one else was involved, however, Wright said.

"Daddy shot Mommy!" was yelled by children running from the Hain house early last evening, neighbors told the Lebanon Daily News.

The Hains' three children - a boy 10, and girls 2 and 6 - were uninjured and are staying with friends and relatives, police said.

Last year, a stepdaughter, then 9, was also living with them.

The couple were pronounced dead shortly after 8:30 p.m. inside their home in the rural Pennsylvania Dutch town about 20 miles north of Lancaster.

Autopsies were expected to be performed today.

Meleanie Hain and her gun-toting ways came to national attention last year, when she filed a federal lawsuit against Lebanon County and Sheriff Mike DeLeo for revoking her gun permit.

He did so after parents complained about her wearing the Glock at her 5-year-old daughter's Sept. 11, 2008, game.

The suit sought more than $1 million for violating her civil and constitutional rights. A hearing in the case was postponed in May.

Because of sheriff's comments, "people think I'm still an idiot," said Hain - a vegetarian and self-styled Krishna "pseudo-devotee" - about the suit last year.

DeLeo, an NRA member, said he revoked the permit out of concern for the safety of children.

Nevertheless, a judge reluctantly restored her permit last October.

Her husband, who works in law enforcement and taught her to shoot, was avoiding the publicity last year, out of fear of losing his job, Meleanie Hain told the Inquirer in December.

Inquirer staff writer Kathy Boccella and the Associated Press contributed to this report.