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Phish Murder-Suicide: Michael Marchines Allegedly Kills Nate Roman, Himself Over Concert Tickets

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Two men in Washington, Pa., are dead after an apparent murder-suicide that authorities suspect was sparked by an argument over Phish concert tickets.

Nate Roman, 30, was shot multiple times early Thursday morning after a fight with longtime friend Michael Marchines, 31, at a local bar. He later died at a local hospital.

Investigators haven't released details on the fight, but family members told KDKA-TV that the argument may have been over concert tickets for the rock band Phish, which Roman had recently purchased for $3,000.

Roman's death was ruled a homicide and, after an extensive search, police found Marchines dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, WTAE-TV reported.

The murder-suicide has rocked the town where the two grew up and knew each for decades, according to longtime friend Matt Staniszewski.

“They were never violent. They were never confrontational. They just liked to have a good time -- they were fun people,” Staniszewski told WPXI-TV. “When I heard about it I was in complete shock. There are questions that will never be answered.”

Although there were surveillance cameras at the bar where the two were last seen together, the actual shooting wasn't captured. Police haven't said if any charges will be filed.

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